Monday, October 16, 2006

Comfort Meme

Comfort Meme from jo(e) and Erin
(and now Sara.)

1. Comfort food : Homemade meatloaf with baked potato and squash, sloppy joes, raw cookie dough (these days a forbidden pleasure).

2. Comfort beverage: Herbal tea. Sleepy time. (I'd also like to down lots of sweet, milky coffee, mocha or hot chocolate, but can't have them either).

3. Comfort read: Books written for young people. Right now reading Ann McCaffrey's Dragonsong; for the umpteenth time. Also, The Woman's Comfort Book; And good poetry. Mary Oliver, Stanley Kunitz, Marge Piercy, Linda Pennisi, Pat Lawler, Janine DeBaise, many others.

4. Comfort television/DVD/music: Copying jo(e) here, cause I agree 100%: It would never occur to me to turn on the television for comfort. I watch very little television, and even then, only because someone else has turned it on. The only time I can ever remember watching television by myself is on September 11, 2001. I was home alone, and heard it on the radio and turned on the TV for the visual impact. [That was NOT comfortable!]

comfort music: Mozart, grateful dead.

5. Comfort companion(s): My husband, Keith. Sara, Erin. Graham, when he's sleepy. Certain close friends.

6. Comfort activity? Hugging, snuggling. Hiking and being in nature, sitting in the sun, reading. Sailing in a light wind. I also am comforted by being on-line and reading blogs and looking at pictures and art.

7. comfort clothes? jeans and a T-shirt

8. Comfort animal? huggable kitties and puppies (I no longer have a pet other than a bird).

9. Comfort smell? My husband. Vanilla, fresh bread.

10. Comfort hairdo? braids

11. comfort place? nature, home in bed or a comfy chair (of which we have none at the moment)
I am certain of nothing but the Heart's affections and the truth of the Imagination- John Keats


Sara said...

The smell of fresh bread baking is definitely a comfort smell. Cookies, too.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Homemade Apple pie! Brownies baking.

Your comment did not show up as exisiting at the bottom of the post. This has become common. I wonder why. Other people's blogs show the comments.