This is what happens when a person is entering Week 3 of lockdown and discovers, in the back of a cupboard, an unopened packet of origami paper. Finding a fiver down the arm of the sofa could not have brought me more joy. I might have spent the afternoon writing or sewing or even sitting in the sun and catching a few rays, but no. The urge to make Easter rabbits was irresistible.
As you’ll have noticed, ‘mindfulness’ has recently been having a moment. Personally, I’m a big fan of mindlessness. I favour activities that allow the over-busy brain to slip out of gear and coast. Knitting is good, unless it’s a tricky pattern. Origami is brilliant, once you’ve figured out the folds for whatever you want to create, and all it takes is a piece of paper.
The funny thing is, I only remember making two rabbits. Then I turned my back for a few hours and look what happened.
Happy Easter, dear readers.