Idealization often results in absurdity. In my videos, this absurdity surfaces as humor, questioning the sanctity of norms. Humor is fundamental in Hannah (2016), which presents the prayer of a woman who is eager to perform her role of mother, but cannot conceive a child. This video is based on the story of Hannah in the Old Testament, who so desperately pleaded with God for a child that a priest thought she was drunk. I was surprised that all of her self-worth was stored up in this one role until I considered her context. Without motherhood, a woman in Israelite culture in 1000 B.C. really would be a social outcast, so even though her husband loved her unconditionally, she could not find happiness. My Hannah is bumpy all over, diseased and unfit for society, and the bump she would love most of all is absolutely empty, a hole that goes right through her. As she confidently starts her fictional prayer phrases but repeatedly screws up, my Hannah invites the viewer to laugh at her and note the absurdity of her obsession, hopefully coming to terms with the sadness of it.