“Only in quiet waters do things mirror themselves undistorted. Only in a quiet mind is adequate perception of the world.”
— HANS MARGOLIUS
This year I am knitting ornament covers. It is a simple, repetitive task but it enables my mind to stop the swirling of life’s current upheavals. It takes just enough focus to distract my brain for a while, and when my needles stop my brain is always that much calmer. As I navigate the 78th month of life without my daughter, in a year that has presented its own inconceivable challenges, knitting ornaments is a double gift, for not only do my unsuspecting friends and family get gifted yet another ornament, I give myself the gift of time. Time to reset. Time to recharge. Time to let the swirling of the world fade for just a bit. May we all find time this season to let the chaos go on holiday, even if only for the time it takes to knit an ornament.