Saturday, November 22, 2008
Photo Hunt: Reflection
Hannah has wanted earrings since she was four. Her deal with mum was that she could have her ears pierced when she was 10. She was not happy, but she accepted it. So the day after her 10th birthday we headed off to the mall. She was very nervous and scared, but we booked the ear shooting. Just before the people in the shop fired their guns to put in the studs, Mum and Hannah checked the positions. She was happy in the end and the anticipated pain was very shortlived and not too bad. I thought she was very brave. I doubt if I would do it. It reminded me of how I used to feel going to the dentist when I was a kid. Petrified.
Two weeks later and they are healing up and she will be able to put earrings in in a few more weeks.
It reminded me what a great thing waiting and anticipating something that you really want. Too often we want everything now, rather like the kind of thinking that has lead to much of the economic meltdown over the last few months. Waiting for something is not so bad.