I think it unlikely that I’ll ever talk much about the beginnings of 2014, both out of respect for everyone involved, and through a personal need for privacy. I can confirm, though, something I never thought I’d say: I wasn’t able to sew. Not just because I had no sewing space – which was true – but because I was simply unable. I had nothing within me to draw on.
Rebuilding takes time, and energy. It is not lost energy, but it is energy you do not get to spend in outwardly rewarding and showy pursuits.