Finding the thread
Unraveling has precisely the same meaning as raveling... when we pull on a thread, pull and pull, as it unweaves what came before.
It's nice to have the next thing clearly laid out, planned and sure to work.
It would make our projects and our art and our plans a lot more secure.
More often, though, we have to ravel for quite a while before we have enough to work with.
Nothing is ready when we need it to be, but that merely means we have to begin earlier.