When I am confused about the world, or my place in it, when I am a bit sad, or feel a bit out-of-place, or when change whirls around me and makes my head spin, I nest. You know what I mean; so far today I have cleaned the house, done laundry, rearranged noticeboards, moved furniture, updated my inspiration board, sorted books and papers, and now I'm baking. I find this kind of domesticity calming and soothing , and I guess it's because no matter what is going on in the world, if I can get your little corner of it neat and pretty, I feel like you I a handle on something. If it's just colour coordinating cushions. Even if I know that, really, it makes no difference in the grand scheme of things. It makes me feel better, so when all else fails, I alphabetise my recipes.
I was thinking of these things when taking the rubbish out to the lane way behind my house, and when I found a nest lying in the gutter. Coincidence, no?.
When I'm done, I know I will sit for a while, in my nest and think about things, then I will feel better and able to go out into the world again..
Do you nest? When? What kind do you do? Does it make you feel better?