Anyway, one thing I found in a box was a wind chime. I received it from a friend years ago, and hadn't used it in a while. Over the last couple moves, I have noticed it but was reluctant to put it up for it had become quite tangled somehow. It is a feng shui inspired chime, with coins and small bamboo pieces. In short, it's tangles created quite a problem for unravelling.
I found as I worked, though, the calming feeling that overcame me. I had some music on, so I turned that off. The chime, being so small, felt delicate in my hands. I realized very early on that brute strength and haste would be the end of it. How comforting was it eliminate a loop or a knot whose existence was impeding my achievement of unfettered chimes!
As I worked on steadily, slowly, I was rewarded for my patience by freeing one tentacle from the mass. I knew, at this moment, that victory was mine. Continuing on, my goal became more and more realistic, and eventually, there was a deluge of extrication. What a great feeling!
After years of hibernation, the extremities of my chime are free. Awake and singing.