The ceremonial walking around an object, site, or person with the right hand towards it, is called the sunwise turn, or the holy round. It brings good luck, fends off evil, cures diseases, blots out sins, and is sometimes regarded as a kind of magic to insure the continuation of the sun in its course. It is an ancient and widespread practice occurring in a number of cultures. (from Folklore, Mythology and Legend, Maria Leach editor ) healing circle
Over the weekend, I stitched while battling severe leg pain. Stitch, move, lie down. Stitch, move, lie down. My life had a rhythm. I listened to Agatha Christie's Towards Zero on tape.
"Our constant struggle to pull ourselves together to deal with difficulty and injury and illness, and with threats and fear, manifests itself at a psychological level as art.
We may not think at the moment that it's the most valuable thing we do, but of any past civilization it's the one thing we want to preserve, because it still operates as medicine." Ted Hughes