Wednesday, November 19, 2008

A Confused 60-Year-Old

Carman and I were at Fort Langley in British Columbia where we heard about "mad hatters." Apparently, these artisans inhaled mercury fumes while curing felt used in some hats. The process often caused hatters to appear mentally confused.

Sometimes, I feel like the mad hatter. In my case, I feel like I am wearing too many hats, not one of which sits firmly on my head.

I don the wife hat alongside the mom hat next to the grandma hat around the corner from the daughter hat facing the worker's and friend's hat. All roles demand my time and I willingly give it. But sometimes the roles coincide--everyone needs me at the same time and sadly I feel like none of them is getting the best I have to offer.

Does anyone else feel this way?


Bear Naked said...

I truthfully can not say that I have felt this way myself.
Maybe it is just that time of your life that you should be going bare-headed for a short time and treating yourself to a little self-indulgence.

Bear((( )))

Ann K. Levine, Esq. said...

I don't believe you. There's no way you're not giving the BEST you have to offer at any given time. After all, who on earth could do better at ANY of these roles?