The final red paper mobile is so beautiful ... Why wouldn't I create things like this all the time? They are so light, delicate and airy, just breathtaking. But the making of this one - maybe the 6th I've made in my life as gifts? - was kind of a internal patience fight for me ... As I sit here on day 6 of having the flu and an all consuming cold being miserable and gross it occurs to me that making paper mobiles and being sick are really really good spiritual lessons. Folding the tiniest pieces of papers and repeating it .... Sick, our bodies are forced slow down to minimal accomplishments a day ... breathing, sleeping, getting your body temp down, drinking liquids ... The pity parties the hissy fits that the flu body aches are back another day, and for me the most frustrating is that I can't really feel anything emotionally. I'm just sort of muted. So little room for connection in this muted state. It's good for me to look at this mobile and all the steps, the build from one piece to one leaf, to one star ... And in the process of working with tiny paper pieces like this, having patience to actually be in the smaller moments. And be okay with just that ... Just that Now ... And then the trust part, I know I'll create connection and beauty again, I know connection and beauty are still out there ... Just not today.