12.11.2006

hugs

I've recently (as in, this morning) come to the conclusion that I'm a hugger. Kungfuramone, you can stop laughing now. Seriously, I'm a hugger. I've resisted this compulsion for reasons I haven't quite figured out. Give me time, people. You can't delve into the depths of my psyche in a half hour. Maybe you can because apparently I'm pretty transparent, but I can still do one hell of a job fooling myself. Anyway, I've pretty much always enjoyed hugging huggers. You know who you are. Those special individuals who have some magical power to elicit hugs from other people, especially those who don't want it. Maybe this is why I always enjoyed their hugs... my inner hugging self just dying to get out. So that's the easy part, hugging huggers. Now here's the difficult part... Even though Luke could perform amazing acts in the first Star Wars movie, he still wasn't prepared to use the Force. He had to be trained. That, I believe, is where it stands for me. Now I must train my hugging ways. I recently had the opportunity to hug someone who needed it. Probably didn't want it, but needed it all the same. I caved. Couldn't do it. I don't have the hugger's fortitude just yet... the "damn the consequences" hugging attitude. In conclusion, I've officially added hugging to the list projects. Be careful when you see me, people. The time for making hugging excuses is over.

Hugger, you are.

8 comments:

R! said...

Do, or do not. There is no try.

---just as long as we are working with the Sar Wars motif....

Esperanza Rossi said...

Just don't think about it! I was pleasantly surprised to get a greeting hug from you when I saw you in SC! You are pretty huggable!

Rachel said...

star wars + hugs = viel spass!!

Matto said...

Now that's an addiction worth having.

Lesli L said...

I actually travelled in a passenger van/state sedan with that public hugger who shall remain nameless. I can assure you that many additional vices can be linked to the practice of hugging (public narcolepsy, for one).

another kind of nerd said...

LaLa, I should have known it would take a post about hugs to elicit a comment from you. Absolutely brilliant.

hardcori said...

i'm a closeted hugger too. but recently i hugged a stranger who really needed it. something about portland is bringing out the repressed hugger in me.

another kind of nerd said...

hc... if you're hugging strangers on the streets of Portland I think we can safely say you are out of the hugging closet.