There is something foundational about making these papers. I use words, phrases and ink, writing them over and over again, this time with different colors (although sumi ink is always a given). My mind is free to meditate on the words, wander over other thoughts. I have been listening to Russian liturgical music again - I was introduced to this 41 years ago when I was first married and in NYC, as that was all my husband had in his collection - along with Gregorian chant, classical music, and opera. For a blues, rock and roll and jazz listener, this was a real switch. I grew to love all of it. This is from the St. Vladimir's Seminary Choir, "The Great and Holy Saturday." The phrase is "For as many have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ, unto the ages of ages, amen, alleluia." Who knows why this came up as the one to do, but it is a way to be mindful, playful, and doing something post-show - for which I am grateful. Easing back in, a process that reminds me of looking at a star that you can't see except from the corner of your eye.