I take an odd (some might say insane) pleasure in untangling necklace chains.
Today’s fixation is a dainty chain with a small silver charm hanging from it. A talisman of sorts, the charm is engraved with the Chinese characters for tranquility. When I reached into my jewelry drawer, the necklace was just where I expected it to be. What tripped me up was the unwearable state I found it in, a messy tangle with two other necklaces.
There’s an art to untangling necklace chains, almost Zen-like in the focused attention it demands. One necklace can be enough of a challenge. The Gordian knot holding the three chains together would be a test of will and patience.
Where do I even begin?