Monday, January 10, 2011

26.


I am 26 now.  My husband claims that at times those numbers might be inverted and in fact I have tendencies better associated with someone who is 62!  As in, I woke up on a "day-off" recently and worked the entire morning and part of the afternoon away and proudly proclaimed  "this morning has been just a bear!"  I still swear I didn't use that term but he insists.

Or after shopping at Dicks Sporting Goods one evening and coming home empty-handed, because the running jacket that I had wanted was not in my size, I decided to look online.  And for those of you wondering, their website is http://www.dickssportinggoods.com/.  Not a shorter, more (or less) obvious version of that URL that insists an out-cry of; "OH MY GOODNESS!" 

And so sometimes I'm 62 and sometimes I'm still 21 - although this birthday landed me in no bushes, on no stages and falling down no hills (AM I growing up??) - and sometimes I think I am as wide-eyed as a 6 year old and as naive as a 2 year old so I borrow words from Christina as to what my "26" looks like! 


"I am timid and
I am oversensitive
I am a lioness
I am tired and defensive


You take me in your arms
And I fall into you
I have insecurities
You show me I am beautiful

My best "lioness" photo.  I think Shay may be more lioness here though, protecting the crowd (cubs?) from my dancing?
Love me or leave me
Just take it or leave it
It's not that I'm needy
Just need you to see me


 Take me, free me, see through to the core of me
Take me, free me, there will be no more pretending

I am temperamental and
I have imperfections and
I am emotional
I am unpredictable
I am naked

Best 'naked looking photo' I could find.  This might also go under the category of 'acting 21!'
I am vulnerable
I am a woman
I am opening up to you


Love me or leave me
Just take it or leave it
It's not that I'm needy
Just need you to see me

Why?  Because this looks like a damn good Birthday morning to me.  'Andy coffee' and Sour Patch Kids.
Take me, free me, see through to the core of me
Take me, free me, there will be no more pretending

Now I stand before you with my heart in my hands
I'm asking you to take me just the way that I am
Please lay down your arms, do you know me?
Make me feel safe from harm


Take me, free me, see through to the core of me
Take me, free me, there will be no more pretending

A 'wine-eyed' birthday girl complete with Birthday Sticker.... Thanks, Auds!

 I am temperamental and
I have imperfections and
I am emotional
There'll be no more pretending"

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