Spin yarn, spin music, spin what you will. Renate Hiller has some beautiful things to say about working with the hands and the contemplative aspects of crafting and other creative pursuits.
“It makes us skilled in general… This makes us think of what is needed by something else. So we are in a way practicing empathy — empathy with the material, empathy with the design… You have to find your way; you have to listen with your whole being.” -Renate Hiller. Thanks to Chuck Smith and Sono Kuwayama for the video and to Trent Gilliss of OnBeing for bringing this to our attention.