Last weekend I finally watched The Great British Baking Show. The inevitable happened: several days of non-stop biscuits, pies, pastries, cakes, eclairs, petit fours, and so on. I’m forcing myself to watch slowly now, so that a) I can actually get other things done and b) I don’t make my way through the whole series all at once. But it’s hard not to inhale it.
Part of the reason I started watching the show wasn’t just its popularity or the fact that I love to bake; it was reading this article. It discusses how the show captures the importance of having a hobby or a craft in which one can become pleasurably immersed.