October Edition of Hand-warmers!
In Chinese medicine fall is represented by the element Metal. Metal is: inward, contracting, yin, lung, grief, dryness & sadness. Seems rather fitting, n’est pas? Crackling leaves, halloween, harvest time …
I was feeling festive, nostalgic and in need of some yin time after my clinic shift last night. I know those don’t normally go together, but last night they did. (Though a festive time-of-year eliciting memories that no-longer-can-be is nostalgia, right? Okay, justified.)
I headed straight to my sewing machine, took a few deep breaths and began to relax after an intense day all around. Creative outlets are SO important. Especially as a physician-in-training. Don’t you agree? Though I am more than thrilled with my chosen profession, I could not live without creative expression.
I made these with reclaimed organic cotton (orange and white stripes) and bamboo jersey material (green). I gifted them to my med school mentor, who has shown me the ropes, and even handed me a few. Thank you L, you are a born healer and your compassion is so genuine it is tangible.
What are your creative outlets after an intense day or otherwise?