01 October 2008

HNT - Indecision

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“Then indecision brings its own delays,
And days are lost lamenting o'er lost days.
Are you in earnest? Seize this very minute;
What you can do, or dream you can, begin it;
Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.”

~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe





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87 comments:

Boo said...

This is the most vulnerable and aching HNT I've ever seen. *hugs*

Hold your head up high and look life right in the eye. You've got nothing to be afraid of. You're Dana.

Lilly said...

Such a look...makes me want to hug you!

I hate indecision, I'm awful with it. From the big things to the little silly things like which french toast to pick at IHOP.

captain corky said...

Another brilliant HNT post. Very vulnerable and more risky than most.

I wasted way too many years of my life dwelling on the past and I've come to learn that it wasn't necessary. I hope I never return to that place again.

Anonymous said...

Dang sugar, I'll have to agree with venerable.

Pic says it all.

Hope it gets better Dana.

Jenni said...

All too familiar. Consider yourself hugged.

Elle said...

Beautiful, and like the others said, vulnerable.

Lolita said...

This picture makes me hurt for you. Hope you'll accept another hug.

Evening said...

Oh Dana, I have read your other posts and I want to give you a hug. This pictures is so beautiful but in a sad, quiet way.
HUGS.
xo

Dana said...

Boo, it is one of my more nekkid photos - emotionally ...

Lilly, I could use the hug.

Corky, it was not an easy one to post ...

Anonymous said...

Stunningly beautiful. Half nekkid physically and emotionally.

Anonymous said...

Very emotional shot! I love it! :)

Biscuit said...

So much more exposed emotionally than physically. Thank you for sharing your quiet, contemplative moment with us.

Amorous Rocker said...

You could have more clothes on and you would still look very exposed. That picture makes me want to give you a big, big hug. Thank you for sharing that. Happy HNT darlin.

Ms. Inconspicuous said...

I can only say thank you for this glimpse. For this is a very, very personal photograph, and I feel honored that you've chosen to share it with us.

garbonzo said...

As much as I love to see you half-naked, I would much rather see you happy.

Bad Bad Girl said...

I always love your pictures, they say so much. xoxo

Desiree said...

What a wonderful picture. Thank you for sharing this.

Osbasso said...

uff... THIS is what HNT is all about.

Jay said...

Wow! Your definitely looking vulnerable here! Great job babe.

katherine. said...

heavy sigh.

It is a great photo dana...but what came to my mind is that you are in a cage....

my mind is a bit off today.

Mojo said...

I'm always good for a hug. Ask anybody.

And if ever I saw someone who looked in need of one...

So here's one for you to take with you. Use it whenever you need it. And when you wear it out, come on back and I'll give you a new one.

Mariposa said...

(((HUGS)))

It's sad...but sexy as ever!

Dana said...

Sage, as I've said before, it will get better when I make it better!

Jenni, I'll take that hug!

Elle, this one feels far more vulnerable than those I have posted with far more "exposed"

Dana said...

Lolita, I'll take all of the hugs I can get. I so miss that intimacy.

Evening, it is where I am, as raw as it is.

Dragonmage, I'd say close to fully nekkid emotionally ...

Dana said...

bsoholic, thank you!

Biscuit, I just couldn't do anything less than this - not now.

Amorous, I'll take that hug!

Dana said...

Ms. I, it might be the most nekkid I ever get ...

Garbanzo, happy will come, as soon as I believe I deserve it!

Bad Bad Girl, thank you! I always hope there is more than just the photograph to see.

Dana said...

Desiree, thank you for stopping by!

Os, *blushes* thank you - you know that although my pic may not always show it, I am an HNT traditionalist!

Jay, and vulnerable - though often felt - is so difficult for me to show.

Dana said...

Kat, no ... you are not a bit off - I feel that way too!

Mojo, I'm using it now and know where to go to get another.

Mariposa, thank you!

TUG said...

How about I come over and we just drink some alcohol until we don't remember anything :) {{{HUGS}}}

13messages said...

I wear the same expression most days. You're prettier though. ;)

My best to you on making the right decisions. I'm rooting for you.

I Smile 2 Much said...

There's a deep and quiet strength in your vunerability. It's in you Dana. I love that you shared this picture. It's heartbreaking and gentle and beautiful and innocent and fragile. It's all of those things and more. Your strength is inside of you. Keep finding it and embracing it. I absolutely adore you sooo very much. You know I do.

Sooooo many hugs coming your way. I love your *exposure* as nekkid as it is here.

Luv ya hun (((More sweet hugs just because I wanna)))

Richard said...

Intensely beautiful.

Mike said...

So fragile, so innocent and so very vulnerable. This HNT sums it all up with what you have been going through lately. But at the same time it shows that your inner beauty will always shine through.

HHNT

Lu' said...

Words and photo quite the match.
Tears appear.
Arms outstretched for you Dana.
More than Half Nekkid are you.

Saucy Wildcat said...

Lovely. Very lovely.

Dana said...

TUG, now that would work too!

13messages, I appreciate the kind words and the support.

I Smile, I'm finding the strength - sometimes minute by minute, but I'm doing things differently and hoping for different results!

Dana said...

Richard, thank you!

Mike, it can be theraputic to let the moment be, and then let the moment go.

Lu, yes, that one was definitely more than half-nekkid ...

we're doomed said...

Is Goethe saying to fight the good fight?

Mike said...

Dana, yes i suppose it can be.
(((hugs)))

Matt-Man said...

Perfectly done. The words of Goethe and your picture blend as one. Cheers Dana!!

As American as Apple Pie said...

You can really see it in your eyes. I'm feelin' for you.

Real Live Lesbian said...

You said it. It will get better when you make it get better.

I can't wait for the HNT pic of you feeling completely free, completely you and laughing! ;)

I'm always the optimist!

P. and S. said...

You portray a lot of emotion in that look. Well done.

An Artist Exposed said...

Very moving... hope you can feel the love coming through these comments...

Vixen said...

Boo said all the right things. And this so makes me want to give you a hug. My heart goes out to you sweetie.....

xo

Kay said...

The fact that you sent shivers racing down my spine says it all. I don't think I've ever seen anyone post a picture this emotional, that shows so much vulnerability, ever before. I send you many, many *hugs*. Thank you so very much for sharing this with us and my heart goes out to you.

HHNT....

Anonymous said...

I can't begin to tell you how much this picture affected me. All I can say is thank you for opening yourself up like this and sharing something so incredibly personal with us.

Ms. Lily said...

The wonderful,caring people here amaze me. You will find the strength in yourself, some times it isn't as easy as we would like it to be, but we are who we are because of the hurdles we over come in life.

Happy HNT sweetie,
~hugs~kisses~
Lily

Big Kahuna said...

I echo Boo and Vixen - Very Powerful!!

tt said...

I'm with RLL. I waiting to see a 'happy' Dana.
You look sad and meek...cowering in a corner...like you're wishing you could just fade away.
The only thing that's missing are the chains that keep you there.
xo
Let the beauty that's inside....OUT!!! It needs to join up with the prettiness we all see.

Knight said...

I wish I could take all the pain out of this picture and especially your eyes so that you wouldn't ever have to think about it again.

Carnalis said...

You look so vulnerable.

My best wishes x

Karl said...

Good Morning Dana,

Thinking of you and wishing you well.

Dana said...

Saucy, thank you!

Doomed, of course Goethe saying to fight the good fight!

Mike, who needs that $120/hour therapist when I have blogging? *wink*

Dana said...

Matt-Man, these HNT's with emotion have a way of finding their own way.

AAAP, the eyes give me away every time.

RLL, I think that HNT will include nekkidness while splashing in a mud puddle!

Dana said...

P & S, it's an emotion that comes easily right now.

Artist, it lessens the "burden" - sharing it with others.

Vixen, hug accepted (and greatly appreciated).

buffalodick said...

I just ditched a big indecision issue today- I know now I took too long...

Dana said...

Kay, thank you. It's much easier to post blatant nekkidness than it is to post nekkid emotions.

Swingerwife, thank you (and everyone else) for being so receptive to the departure from my normal HNTs.

Ms. Lily, they amaze me too, and give me immeasurable strength.

Jennybean said...

You look like you ened a cudddle.

Happy HNT!

Flyinfox_SATX said...

I am sorry you are going through what you are going through. Looking at this HNT shot, what comes to mind to me the most is what you must be thinking at the exact moment the picture snapped.

You obviously have friends here...and some of us have gone through what you may be going through now...we are all here to support you!

Karen said...

Strong and sad at the same time.

Dana said...

Kahuna, I do believe it's as raw as I've ever been.

tt, I've spent most of my life wishing I could just fade away ...

Knight, I wish you could too, but I know that responsibility lies on my shoulders.

Dana said...

Carnalis, vulnerable keeps coming up again and again, doesn't it?

Karl, thank you! Your thoughts are always appreciated!

Buff, this indecision is about to expire as well, and I know that when it does a heavy burden will be lifted as well.

Dana said...

Jennybean, what I really need is just to be touched in a loving, respectful way.

Flyinfox, I often think about how much more difficult this would be if it were not for all of you!

Karen, strong? Interesting - I need to find that.

Mike said...

Blogging can be the best therapist around ;) along with talking with your friends either in person, via email, IM or on the phone.

Bob said...

Given your situation you have quite a support group on your blog who clearly empathize with the situation that you're in.

For those of us who have been married for a while there are times like this. They come. They go. But nonetheless, we remain married to the same person. Well, most of us do. Hopefully, like a bad meal in a Mexican restaurant, this too will pass.

I'm thinking/praying for you.

Bond said...

I immediately felt a tug on my heart when I saw your picture today.

Like Katherine I saw you in a cage and it made me ache.

Seize it Dana...the pain you are showing is not worth it...there might be pain in the decision you must make but it will never last as long as the pain being suffered now.

Dana said...

Mike, I'm supposed to have "real life" friends? Damn!

Bob, I have wondered - as I navigate this recent situation - if this is how "normal" couples manage. Somehow, I just can't get there from here.

Bond, I can honestly say that I am closer to making a decision than I have ever been before, and seeing this photo greatly contributed to that.

Mike said...

Well..... snap then!

Nolens Volens said...

All I have to say for you is one word. (Sighs) Wow (sighs)

When you preface your HNT with a quote that FITS the moment is one of my favorite things about you but to lay yourself there all bared for us to see...and coupled with a quote...(sighs) I'm just speechless.

the good doctor said...

The quote is almost as captivating as the photo.
The indecision is quite evident.

Anonymous said...

Hope you find the way through.

Anonymous said...

The emotion in this photo is quite moving. You captured a true "nekkidness" with this one.

Lapis Ruber said...

That's a really touching photo. Happy HNT.

Ro said...

I wish I could just believe that was a pose for the sake of the pose ... but I understand it isn't. I can only hope things sort themselves out for you, one way or another, as quickly as possible.

In the meantime, it's produced one of the most powerful and moving photos I've seen for a very, very long time.

Thank you for sharing ... and, despite it all, happy HNT!

Jormengrund said...

You never know what truths your body might tell someone..

Great photo!

HHNT, and don't worry, the sun'll come out.. Tomorrow.

(shameless Annie plug!)

Anonymous said...

Great quote, now leap from that pose in the photo and be bold. Lovely as always.

Anonymous said...

......Also consider yourself hugged...

-rage

HHNT

Turnbaby said...

I haven't read the comments--I just want to hug you.

Greg and Sheryl said...

What an incredibly dramatic photo. It was brave of you to share that considering your recent mood. Hang in there!

garbonzo said...

Honey, you do deserve happiness. I'm so sorry that it has been denied to you for so long that you cannot see that you deserve it.

Another Suburban Mom said...

You look lovely, but oh, so pensive. I hope things improve for you.

Anndi said...

I know some changes and decisions are agonizing. Follow your heart. You have a good heart Dana.

*hugs*

Hetero-Sapphic said...

I wish I could give you a big (((((HUG)))))

Moosekahl said...

The picture is beautiful but the heartache on your face is spoken loud and clear. My heart hurts for you. You are strong and wonderful, remind yourself of that!

Butch Boo said...

You need a big warm hug!

Anonymous said...

Oh my. My favorite so far. Absolutely speaks to me. Thank you for your friendship. And everything else.