Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Thoughts Three Days Out From Boarding A Plane to Seoul

Four large boxes stand ready to be picked up later today - in the end, the pile numbered over 175 squares strong. An amazing effort! I packed several skeins of yarn in with the squares so I should have plenty of material to work with during the two weeks before the opening day.

What will the citizens of Cheongju think of the freakishly tall, foreign woman attaching knitwear to their trees on a median strip? We shall find out!

Now that the squares are all packed up and the Mets project is just about finished, I turn my attention to everything else that needs doing before the plane takes off on Friday.

Oh my - my hands started sweating just writing those words: it will be fourteen hours on the plane to Seoul. It seems unimaginable but somehow I will do it.

Many times my teacher has said, "No one is going to save you."

Not Jesus. Not your soon-to-be ex-husband. Not your neighbor's cat.

No one is going to save me.

If no one is going to save me, then I will just have to do it myself. Really, it is a lovely, optimistic thought.

Fourteen hours of breathing in and out.

I can do this.


island sweet said...


Patti Blaine said...

Yes, you can! I hope somewhere mid-14 hours, you surprise yourself and enjoy it a little bit.

OfTroy said...

You will sleep! don't try to sleep just try to watch the inane movies, or to read a serious book.. and get a few hours of shut eye.

I'll say a prayer you get upgraded to business class (bigger more comfortable seats) as i did when i went to japan--(came home in cramped coach) and that you have a great flight.

dorinalouise said...

hello robyn, we'll be thinking of you! and we can't wait to hear all about it :)

Maggie said...

Such a great project. I can't wait to read all about your trip. You are an inspiration!

Newfoundland Fibre Artist said...

You have time to do a few granny squares on the flight :-)
Good luck!!

Taos Sunflower said...

Well said.

Sonya Philip said...

The last time I did a trip to Asia, it was with a three year old who wouldn't sleep unless she was curled up cat-like at our feet. So, 14 hour plane trip without kids - piece o' cake! You can do this and it will be a beautiful adventure. Besides, maybe you can solicit square-making from passengers lol.