I’ve slowed down for the first time in about a month. I have been painting these days, but I’m not so sure what I will do with the finished tile. Alcohol ink painting is one of my hobbies. Resting from even that, though, has been a blessing. 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.