Art, Random Thoughts

Worry not

While I was cleaning up part of my room, I found these:

Worry dolls

The penny (1 cent) next to the dolls is to illustrate their very small size.

They are worry dolls I bought in my Spanish class’ quarterly mercado (market) with pesos we earned in class based on participation, test scores, extra credit, etc. Every night, you tell each doll a concern/worry that you have, and you place them under your pillow as you sleep. The belief is that the dolls will take away your worry in the night; and by the time you wake up in the morning, your worries will be gone.

I remember using these during high school whenever I’d have tests or presentations the next day. It’s probably just superstition, but it helped lift some of my nervousness and anxiety the next day. I’m sure it’s all in my head. Still, it was nice to be able to “release” your worry/concern, whatever they may be.