I was drawing with pencil and pen tonight while working on the Alonzo story. My eyes fell upon a couple of tubes of watercolor. This calmed me. The presence of art supplies lends the reassurance that no matter what else happens, boredom does not have to happen.
By the way, the tubes are Alizarin crimson and Payne's gray. I'm not sure who Payne was, or whether he wants his gray back, but he cannot have it. It's the perfect gray.