Whatever it is that you have, set it out before you. Set it out on the floor, on the table, on the driveway’s packed dirt, or on any available large, flat rock or pavement. Set out your gems, or your spools of thread, or your empty canisters, or your poems, or your photographs. Pile them all in a heap there in front of you. Then, begin to sort. Sort your belongings into lines or shapes or groups—but especially into lines. Sort them by color or shape or size—but especially by color. Once you’ve sorted everything that you have, rearrange what you have. Change the pattern. Move the line.