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It has been months since last I carved.

I am slowly recovering from October’s grueling surgery. Most days I have to sit very still, my back held against a heating pad. But today, despite the pain in my back, I just had to pick up the gouges to work on the old spoon. Handling the wood and gripping the smooth handle of the gouge felt so right. I was comforted.

Grapes and wheat wind around the wood spoon handle.

Grapes and wheat wind around the wood spoon handle.

The wood spoon was buried in a box for months, unfinished.

The wood spoon was buried in a box for months, unfinished.

It felt good holding the wood, gripping the gouge.

It felt good holding the wood, gripping the gouge.

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Just because something is put away for a long time, even months or years, doesn’t mean it’s gone. When the time is right, it will happen. Be patient. Be at peace while you wait.

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