I am participating in Kat McNally’s April Moon 14, a two week reflective writing challenge. Each day, Kat sends an email with a single word prompt to spark some time during the powerful time between the total lunar eclipse and the full moon. Participate with us! The prompt for Day 14 was
What feelings does this word evoke? What sorts of memories does it recall? Which of your senses start to tingle? How would you represent what this word means to you?
Comfort is soft, high quality linens and a down comforter. Hot and sour soup. An open road and a driving beat. Coconut pecan frosting. A gin martini with extra olives. Dill pickles. An old friend who knows you. Afternoons on the beach. My Sweet Husband who holds my hand and makes me laugh. A sweet puppy who pushes her ever-whitening snout into my hand to let me know she’s still there, still loves me, and wants me to feel better. A hot cup of coffee on difficult mornings. My writer’s notebook. A front porch that provides a retreat. Digging in the dirt and making something grow and create beauty. There is comfort in the familiar – those soft memories from good times – that we reach for when we are in the midst of difficulty. Those things that provide us with ease and support – that we can slip into without worry. They are the things to remind us of purpose and connection and joy when we forget. What does comfort mean to you?