Friday night there was an earthquake - a 3.4 with an epicenter 5 miles from our home. It was jarring and over soon.
I dropped to my knees and tried to catch my breath - I had been soldering when it began and the panic that overtook me was so strong I was lucky to have had the instinct to turn off my Little torch.
I realized in that moment that I had better give myself a little break before I began anything again, so I spent the night doing other things, going to dinner, etc.
Yesterday I realized I had to make something so beloved that it would pull me out of my fear, so I used two of my favorite stones and made these.
They have calmed with their stories of ten million years of earth.