In nature, the nest serves as a sanctuary, meticulously crafted to nurture and shield offspring from harm. It's a testament to the caretaking instinct ingrained in the animal kingdom. Reflecting on this, I'm struck by the parallels between the labor of nest-making and the multifaceted role of modern caretakers, particularly mothers. Like the nest-making bird, we are constantly problem-solving and utilizing whatever resources we have to ensure the safety and well-being of our young and ourselves. As I engage in the process of spinning various papers—newspaper, kozo, mulberry, tissue paper, and even toilet paper—into thread, I'm reminded of the intricate weaving of responsibilities that characterize motherhood. Each strip spun around the drop spindle culminates in a tidy, oval nest—a symbol of the care and dedication poured into our roles as nurturers. Yet, the ephemeral nature of these paper nests speaks to the ongoing evolution of our labor, highlighting that our work as caretakers is never truly finished but rather continuously evolving.