Yesterday was a volunteer day at Oliver's preschool. I took up the activity tables. It was unusually quiet in that area for most of it, so I sat there and made these patterns on the egg-shaped color peg boards.
There is a definite sense of calm just following a pattern and repeating the same movements over and over. It's like those adult coloring books and paint-by-number things. Not a lot of thinking, just doing and at the end you have something that looks nice. We need more of that creative calm in our lives.