Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Where's Waldo... or Catherine?

Do you remember those Where's Waldo books? They were a staple source of entertainment when I went to my grandparent's house. My sister, cousins, and I would all crowd around these two-page spreads of crazy environments packed with all sorts of odd looking people and things (including lions escaping from the zoo and eating a tourist...), always searching for the every-smiling Waldo.

It's not quite the picture in my book, but the desperation is the same... :)
I remember one such page had a hedge-maze sprawling over a corner, and in it, there were a dozen little Boy Scouts frantically searching for the way out. One had a periscope, one was trying to dig under the corn, an intrepid scout was shooting off flares, and another was trying to use a search and rescue dog. None were having success.... and one even found a skeleton in the middle.

Right now, if I combined the pathways tunneling through my room (between stacks of clothing, emergency medical supplies, various books, Wycliffe literature, speaking props, and, of course, an assortment of tools) with the piles of email constantly flooding my mail box, an unpredictable work schedule, and the increasing number of speaking engagements/travel through April and May, a Where's Waldo book might be a good illustration for my life.

All of that is to say, I really do have many blog posts I would like to share with you... I just have to climb out of the maze first! Bear with me, send up a few flares, and I'll be glad to see you as I come up for air!