There are certain times of the year where things go mad. Where there is too much to do, and not enough hours in the day to do it in. These are the times that I call my Dotting T’s and Crossing Eyes times. Crossing eyes, because these are the times when focus is really hard. And that is when doing calligraphy comes into its own. Calligraphy requires a singular focus on the stroke in hand, but with a complete awareness of everything else that is happening on the page. It is the perfect metaphor for how to deal with the crossing eye times, and the perfect activity to bring one back into balance again. Now if only my eyes could actually focus…. Time for reading glasses I think.