It can be as simple as keeping hands and mind busy
while the sub-conscious deals with the issues at hand.
Or giving a voice to emotions and thoughts
which are too vulnerable to speak.
Perhaps the process is a creative means
to soothe the battered spirit,
or a means to connect with our shadow side.
Sometimes the creation of dolls
helps us to confront and embrace
the things which frighten us -
like death or ill-health or loss or loneliness.
There may even be understanding and acceptance -
until the cycle of life brings them around again:-)