September 5th, 2006
the landscape of comfort

I wrote to friends recently that I find myself without comfort right now (referring to life comforts of the kind that we all crave after a long day, a comfy bed, a hot bath, a sense of organization). But afterwards I realized that this is not true. The comforts are smaller for the time being, but have just as much impact (if not more), and they are all around me if I choose to see them.

Sep 5 2006
12:41 pm
kristine writes:

Beautiful thoughts. I love the way you have managed to appreciate life even in the midst of a storm. The table took really cool!

Sep 5 2006
12:54 pm
Debra writes:

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh…yes, you are. Great delight in that insight coming off the screen.

Sep 5 2006
1:23 pm
Amy writes:

Thank you.

Sep 5 2006
1:24 pm
Alex writes:

How do you do it? You are so deeply inspiring.

Sep 5 2006
1:59 pm
Khani writes:

Thank you for the visions of spiritual survival at its best. How about a preety watercolor of the waterfall? I too would like to learn magic from a Balinese shaman..
Blessings from the heart..
Old greyhair..Khani

Sep 5 2006
2:55 pm
Lee writes:

Good on you for recognizing and appreciate the “small things” that make life worth living. The dance class sounds like fun — a good way to become one with yourself again. I can hear the waterfall in my head ….

Sep 5 2006
3:12 pm
Courtney writes:

What kind of dance class are you taking?
I have been itching to take a tap class after many years away from dance. I miss it!

Sep 5 2006
3:17 pm
keri Smith writes:

i do modern now, though I have done everything (except flamenco) it seems.

Sep 5 2006
3:17 pm
keri Smith writes:

i do modern now, though I have done everything (except flamenco) it seems.

Sep 5 2006
4:13 pm
Sabine writes:

Oh, my dear,
waterfalls have always had
such a way with words
as with all things in nature.

Sep 5 2006
4:29 pm
sheila writes:

whoa, 4 weeks til you move….I went through that back in the Spring — I know exactly what you mean about the move being on your mind constantly. Well, hang in there, the time will fly by before you know it, and how exciting to have a house to make your own!

Sep 6 2006
9:58 am
Lisa writes:

what inspiration! Just bought your book Living out loud and am having so mcuh fun with it!

Sep 6 2006
10:38 am
Susan Jonsson writes:

Your green table sounds like an alter or shrine to me.

Sep 6 2006
12:49 pm
Megan writes:

I have found myself in this exact same mindset as of late, and even wrote about it in my journal yesterday… to find comfort in the little things turns out to be so fulfilling :) I’m glad you’re able to find this for yourself amidst the pure disorganization and chaos of a move! It says much about your character.

Sep 6 2006
10:27 pm
bimacs writes:

Keri- you are a magical being, I’m convinced! After all the years and adventures it’s still happening. Like being at the top of a ladder but then the ladder, it grows another mile. This journey you share is extraordinary and most appreciated. xoxo.

Sep 7 2006
1:01 am
Alina writes:

What a simple and lovely drawing!

Sep 7 2006
1:39 am
beastmomma writes:

Self created comforts are the best kind.

Sep 7 2006
2:57 pm
herhimnbryn writes:

Beauty and comfort in the ordinary and everday.

Sep 7 2006
3:32 pm
Richard writes:

Visiting your blog is like Christmas morning as a child … there is always something unexpected to marvel at under the tree…
Peace your way…

Sep 7 2006
5:04 pm
austen writes:

I like the idea of portable comfort zones. Mine’s an old blue zip-up hoodie, “old reliable.” My non-portable comfort zone: definitely around the dinner table. thanks for giving me something to think about today!

Sep 7 2006
10:16 pm
Pam writes:

I needed that

Sep 8 2006
9:09 am
julie writes:

oh! just found your blog this morning and this is the first mention anywhere of “Spell of the Sensuous”. What a book! It would be a fascinating book group read. I may need to reread it.
I will be traipsing thru your blog to get a feel for it.
I’ve never given away most of my possessions. I could imagine it being free-ing.

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