I have a slight obsession with mangling paper clips, staples, and other malleable office supplies. I just yanked out wire binding from a presentation and am now joyfully experimenting with the resulting twisty wire mess. Bracelet? Belt? Plant decoration? Clearly, the wire has more potential and more aesthetic value now than when it was doing what it was "supposed" to do. All in all, its a metaphor for life and how unexpected events, even traumatic ones that take us off our charted course, can reshape us into more beautiful, capable and resilient human beings.
When I get better at this, I will post pictures of the aforementioned wire coil and some of my older paper clip pieces.