5 Minutes’ Peace
After the hustle and bustle of the day, taking a few minutes out and having some quiet time can be welcome relief.
Everyone had just left the workshop and I had a few short minutes before my expected arrival home for tea. There was just enough time to get to my bench to fix the top on my table. It’s just a dry-fit; I’ll take it off when the finish is due. But working in the silence, feeling the torque through my wrist as I turned the screws in and then seeing the project take another step forward worked wonders for my mood. It reminded me not only of the obvious utility value of making things, but also the well-being that creating something can bring.
— Graham Haydon