One should always have something to fall back on at times of upheaval or stress. Some repetitive thing, something like knitting, or crocheting, or cutting out pictures and gluing them onto a page, piece of furniture or ugly tin can, that can use a lift.
The late Bill Cunningham's scrapbook reminds me of the wallpaper swatch books my parents would get for me. Great big pages offering amazing background to drawings, paintings and clippings.
My repetitive thing is clipping words and pictures and pinning them down on the page.
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