Yesterday I sat on my bed and spent at least an hour struggling to untangle three fine chains that had knotted themselves over and around each other.
(Note to self: don't store necklaces together and then ship them across the world again.)
As I sat there, I thought of Jackson Browne's lyric that says--
"... maybe we've found what we had lost when we've unwound so many crossed and tangled misunderstandings..."
How knotted relationships can become. How much work to untangle the misunderstanding.
A toothpick finally helped me loosen and untie some of the knots in the chains.
I've found that forgiveness does the same for the other knots.
The necklaces hang free now on pretty hooks by my dresser.
Nice. I feel inspired.