Sunday, November 6, 2011

AEDM Day 6

I had a couple of things -er- people on my mind today! My husband was in  the air, flying back home from a business trip to Hong Kong. My daughter Kate was climbing rocks, a quartz conglomerate to be exact, at the Shawagunks in New York. The area is called the Gunks and I wasn't particularly soothed by the cover of the guide which I found online -

Gunks Guide

The situation made me think of another blog post I did in 2007 about another anxious day - you can read about it here.

The bottom line is, Kate's an experienced climber and has probably had an exhilarating day. And Bill arrived home a few minutes ago, tired from a long trip, but in good shape. I worry too much, I know. And when I cartoonize myself doing it, I can really see the futility and humor of it all! Things just about always work out for the best. I like the Mark Twain quote,

"I have known a great many troubles,
but most of them never happened."

Here's wishing everyone a wonderful week to come!


Anonymous said...

Glad to hear your Bill arrived home safely and I'm sure Kate was exhilarated. Love your cartoon though :).
Stay inspired!

Karen L R said...

mark twain was a very wise man. :-)


Libby Fife said...

Cartoonizing things always helps! It is hard though when the two people that you love best are off doing things that scare you-makes you think twice:) Glad that everyone is home, safe and sound:)

Gwen Hughes said...

Thank you for this inspiring post. We worry too much and it doesn't really help.
Hope tomorrow is a worry free day for you :)
Gwen xx

rajns (carolyn) said...

What a great way to handle the anxiety!

Anonymous said...

I love the kitties peeking over the edge of the table! Cute drawing :)

Judy Hartman said...

Thanks so much, everyone! Fun to do and it did help a bit!

Jennifer Richardson said...

I found myself grinning
and then giggling
as I read along....I so relate
to being a wildly imaginative
And I so want to be at
instead of creating troubles
in my head!
The Mark Twain quote is priceless
and I love your collage!
Thanks for this soul soothing share:)

Terrie said...

What a good way to externalize your worry or thoughts - they become more manageable then, don't they? A little lighthearted whimsy does us all good! As I browse through your blog, I love your fabric art pieces. So creative and detailed....all those little stitches!

Cynthia Eloise said...

it's hard not to worry about the people you love. good twain quote.