2.19.2008

Dancing with a gorilla

22 years ago I was dancing with a gorilla on the Empire State Building. My mom just sent me this photo, a record of my very first visit to the city. And it appears that someone is LOVING IT.

Favorite Esprit sweatshirt? Big ole honkin' smile? Check and check.

The nerdy glasses are another sign of upcoming years and personalities. Teenager voted most ambitious in the senior class. Adult set on living in New York. My own mix of hesitation and determination. Kind of fearless, kind of shy. Being quiet about it all until suddenly a gorilla asks me to dance.

3 comments:

roopa said...

Jess, that picture is AWESOME.

Anonymous said...

the look on your face is obviously sheer joy- how would you describe the expression on the gorilla's face?

veronica hausenfluesen said...

sheer joy