Boarding a plane makes you break out in hives, and tall grass gives you the shakes.
Not playing with a full deck? Corina Dross’s Portable Fortitude: 54 Talismans for Home and Abroad cards will help you deal. Each intricately inked charm is a poetic cure for a common affliction (cynicism, heartbreak).
Hoard them all (they come in handy for poker or gin rummy) or dole them out to friends in need. Got a pal who refuses to wear a helmet? Slip Protection from Bicycle Mishap into her messenger bag. For that buddy warding off bedbugs (yuck), snail mail Protection from Infestation.
Don’t see one that applies? Dross will happily create a custom card ($100 and up) to address specific quirks.
Because clearly you have those in spades.
Available online at corinadross.com, $16. Through March 1, view her work at Space 2033, 2033 Frankford Avenue (267-679-3199).
Artwork: Courtesy of Corina Dross