Friday, October 31, 2008

BOO...don't let the goblins grab you this Halloween!

This is the perfect Jack O'Lantern for those of us who are dismayed and disappointed by this tiresome political campaign season, the economic meltdown, and the loss of the Tampa Bay Rays at the World Series. The expression carved into this pumpkin captures perfectly all of the emotions many of us have during these scary times. One of my favorite magazines is "The New Yorker" which has such excellent writers as well as its wonderful cover art (as seen in the picture above) and delightful cartoons. My subscription to it helps me to stay sane as it keeps my sense of humor alive and healthy and my mind sharp. It has been said, and I believe it, that laughter is the best medicine of all. My prolonged ordeal of recovering from eye surgery has been NO fun and games, but I do try to laugh...both out loud and mentally... whenever I can and I do feel better afterwards.


Barbara said...

You're back! That's fine! And despite all the unfavourable things you don't have lost your humour! Hope for you that every day is getting better..
Best wishes,

Anonymous said...

So glad to see you're back! I pretty much felt this way when the Rays lost, too. :)

Jon said...

Thanks Barbara and Nancy for your kind words. I have sneaked back online to post a few things, check my e-mail, etc., but don't tell my doctor please!

Jon on 11-1-08

kate smudges said...

I was just catching up on your blog - you've been through much these past months. I'm glad to see that your sense of humour is still intact!!I hope you are continuing to recover from the eye surgery and eventually will be able to spend more time online (with your dr.'s blessing).

Sherry Martschink said...

I like that picture and your comments regarding it.

Anonymous said...

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