Insight comes slowly like the
careful stringing of pearls.
A jewel, a knot, another jewel,
another knot.
It’s an insanely difficult act
to make a necklace
in the midst of tempest,
to sit quietly with trembling fingers,
while the well water spills
from the sides of your eyes.
But with insight comes healing,
the return of laugher,
the possibility of joy.

–Doris Schwerin, American writer