Friday, February 13, 2009

proud mary!


mama mary had her version of an american idol audition today. (or that scene in flashdance where jennifer beals has to do her thing in front of a panel of judges alone in a room big-ass room.)

except this time the stakes were much much higher. this was no tv show. no chick-flick dance movie. this was the real deal. it was mama mary walking the walk and talking the talk as part of the final step of her goal to become a real deal psychoanalyst. i think you call it a dissertation, or something like that which occurs in front of 12 bigshots after spending years and years (literally) writing a huge paper and taking hundreds of hours of classes.

and she made it! woooo hooooo!

not sure if there was confetti, a tiara, tears (ok there were tears) or that shower thing with the chair, but there sure is a lot of pride and relief and happiness all around this family, and among mom's peers i am sure. this has been a long hard road, and like all of the other amazing accomplishments in mom's life, this will surely be the beginning of a new chapter in a great journey. can't wait to learn what milestone she picks next!

love you ma.


disclaimer: this is not my mom, it's a future-cable tv lesbian in her breakout role as
alex owens, more than 25 years ago.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

love ya too, and thanks! mama