I’ve slowed down for the first time in about a month. I had forgotten what it felt like to rest – really rest – my mind, body, and spirit. In a 2-story house with a tin roof, I read, prayed, and fell asleep while listening to the rain. I have not felt this peaceful in a long time. Now, one of these days I need to coat and package these rascals! They will turn into pieces of art and coasters/hot plate sets. Right now, though, they will sit while I rest.