It's so relaxing, so comforting, so trustworthy and reliable. Pick up a bead, take a stitch, and watch it slowly grow into a beautiful fabric of colors under my hands. It's like relaxing into the embrace of an old friend; a friend I haven't seen in years, but whose arms still know how to make me feel safe and loved.
I've been spending too much time on the high wire lately; pushing myself, feeling the pressure of time and wanting to do so very much. More, really, than is possible for me. Perhaps others can do it; but I just can't. Not and stay sane, and sanity is a very good thing.
So it is time for me to weave a cocoon; to wrap myself in the quiet, slow, and steady march of tiny beads.