Today’s resolution: Worry lightly or not at all

5 Sep

“Worry has written the definitive work on nervous habits. She etches lines on people’s foreheads when they are not paying attention. She makes lists of everything that could go wrong while she is waiting for the train. She is sure she left the stove on, and the house is going to explode in her absence. When she makes love, her mind is on the failure rates and health hazards of various methods of birth control. The drug companies want Worry to test their new tranquilizers but they don’t understand what she knows too well: there is no drug that can ease her pain. She is terrified of the unknown.” — J. Ruth Gendler, The Book of Qualities

Kona, Hawaii (2009/RO)

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2 Responses to “Today’s resolution: Worry lightly or not at all”

  1. lauracartwrighthardy September 5, 2011 at 1:11 pm #

    OK, OK, I get it. I’m calmer now.

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