Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Magnetic Forces of Panic

Magnetism has always fascinated me. When I was little, I loved those little magnetic doodle pads with the magnetic shavings and pre-drawn faces or objects. You took the magnetic pen and moved the shavings around on the face (beard, mustache, hair), etc. If you don't know what I'm talking about, click here.

I also loved etch-a-sketch (although never very good at it) and could attempt drawing for hours. Even now, if I see a magnetic desk toy ... like the one that has thousands of pieces of shiny metal chips that you can form into sculptures ... I can't resist playing with it.

Magnetism is literally everywhere - remember the atomic chart and little electrons buzzing around the nucleus? OK, how about electromagnetic waves (radio waves, microwaves, um, light). So the point is, magnetism is EVERYWHERE.

Even Panic.

I thought I was fine yesterday - not so much this morning. In the wee hours, I dreamed of running, of my feet hurting, of forgetting to hydrate, of trying to find safety pins to pin on my race number but not a safety pin to be found on the planet ... I woke up in a cold sweat thinking that today was Thursday and that I had only one more day to "prepare".

Silent scream.

Today is Tuesday, I will hydrate, I will stretch, I will rest, I will prop my feet up, and I will find every safety pin in my house and put it in my suitcase.

Maybe the panic is attracted to my magnetic personality ...

1 comment:

Esther Begle said...

You are my HERO, Mrs. Lisa Petrocelli Krueger. Who'da thunk it way so long ago when we were in college together. You are the greatest.

I can't wait to see you and congratulate you in person.

Love you lots, esther