PROMPT #90 SAW
I have a small collection of hand forged saws that belonged to my great grandfather. He made them, and made many of the tools that have been passed down in my family. To saw something by hand takes time and precision. It is a nice reminder of the weight of our actions. If every decision we made took as long and as much effort as it does to saw a piece of wood by hand, this world would be very different. I often think using hand tools is akin to being in therapy. Measure twice, cut once. It's slow and hard, and can make you scream in frustration, but it does have a way of making clear the time and weight of our choices. Also, that inevitably we control the pacing, direction, and precision. Yes, this is officially my soapbox for people being in therapy. It's the best gift you can give yourself and one of the greatest gifts you can provide your kids. It doesn't matter if it's free, or expensive. Online or in person. At a neighborhood clinic, or through insurance. At a college or school health center. Just get in there and talk to someone. The worst that can happen is you have nothing to talk about. And then guess what? That's important too.
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