Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Frame of mind is everything...

I love this print. Matter of fact, I wish I had a copy hanging in my office, that's how much it speaks to me.

From my standpoint, it looks like this guy's walking into a dense fog. That he can't see what's ahead, but he's moving forward anyhow. Of course, it also looks like he may have popped back some whiskey first, but I still admire him. Probably because, at this moment, it seems he's set his mind to a task and will not be swayed from it. I get the sense he'll be okay even if he falls, don't you? That if he does, he'll find the strength to heave himself back up on that wall and keep going.

I admire his frame of mind. Matter of fact, I've decided to adopt it myself. You see, for more than a month now my husband has been ill and we haven't been able to pin down why. I feel as though I've been going through each day like this guy in the print -- teetering to the left and then swaying to the right before struggling to find some kind of balance for my family. Today, though, I've decided I've had enough with all the doom and gloom. As my husband keeps telling me, I need to change my frame of mind and look at things differently.

By the way, when I asked what he saw when he looked at this print, he said: "Looks like a guy who got pulled over for drinking and now he's walking a sobriety test line, why?"

Not hard to tell who writes fiction in our family, huh?


Janet said...

Holly, so sorry to hear you're going through this right now. Keep your chin up and live one day at a time. There's no point in borrowing trouble from the future. If it's really there, you don't need to suffer ahead of time, and if it isn't there, you don't need to suffer needlessly. If you can handle today, that's enough, and I'm sure you will do it with strength, grace and good humour.

Praying for your hubby.

Mystery Robin said...

Holly - I had the same reaction as your husband when I glanced at the print the first time. ;)

I'm so sorry you've got this to deal with. I'll be praying for you and your DH as well that you get to the bottom of what is going on with him and can find the answers.

Adam said...

I'm obviously no fiction writer cuz I saw what yer hubby saw.

Drunk dude walking the line!

(Sorry to hear of your troubles. Hope it all gets better soon)

Ramona said...

Oh, no! That ruff.

I wondered why you seemed to slip away on us there... Good thoughts from my end to you and your family. Nothing's worse than unexpected health trouble.

Ramona said...

PS, I really really like this print too!

jessie said...

Hope your husband gets better soon. Sounds like he has a sense of humor in spite of it all.

Katie Alender said...

I'm sorry to hear that your husband isn't well, Holly. I hope you figure it out soon.

Patti said...

I see a guy doing a celebration dance around his favourite drink.

Our prayers are with your family.

Kim Stagliano said...

Lord, what an added stress, Holly. How are the boys doing?


JKB said...

Holly, I'm so sorry to hear this. They will figure it out at some point - I went through something very similar until a year ago when they *did* discover it.

It's scary, and it's depressing, but you've got us here.

I'm thinking of your husband and you and sending lots of warm healing thoughts.