Semantic notions about life: an exploration of words and signs, and the stories they are trying to tell.

wor·ry

wor·ry

Underneath Fremont Bridge, corner of NW Thurman & NW 19, Portland, OR, USA

Underneath Fremont Bridge, corner of NW Thurman & NW 19, Portland, OR, USA

wor·ry /wərē/

Verb (used without object). To torment oneself with or suffer from disturbing thoughts; give way to unease; allow one's mind to dwell on difficulty or troubles.

Worry: A Shopping List

Section 1: Pantry Staples

  • Am I in trouble?
  • Who am I in trouble with?
  • Did I let someone down?
  • Did I say the wrong thing?
  • Did I say too much?
  • Did I not ask enough?

Section 2: Produce

  • Did I say something offensive?
  • Did I hurt someone's feelings?
  • Did I do something mean?
  • Why did I do something mean?
  • Will I survive this relationship?
  • Do I even want to?
  • Am I loved?
  • Can I love?

Section 3: Meat Department

  • Does (insert name here) think I am (check all that apply):
    • Selfish
    • Obnoxious
    • Ugly
    • Fat
    • Stupid
    • Irresponsible
    • Drunk
    • A Drunk (there's a difference)
  • Am I too emotional?
  • Am I fraud?
  • Is it normal to love so many things at the same time?
  • Is it normal to be scared of so many things at the same time?

Section 4: Frozen Foods

  •  Who will take care of me when I am old?
  • Will I have enough money to live?
  • I don't talk to or see my family enough.
  • I don't talk to or see my friends enough.
  • There is too much dust.
  • There is too much clutter.
  • There is not enough time.
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