1. a state of physical ease and freedom from pain or constraint. (noun)
Comfort can mean something different to each individual. Comfort can mean something different to each individual on any given day. For me when I think about the definition above I think of a hot cup of tea at the end of a long day, or a cup of tea when I am cold. I think of a bath, or a shower. I think of the amazing freedom in floating in a lake or still river or calm ocean. I think of the calm that takes over when sitting by a waterfall and feeling the spray hit my face. And the chest feeling of the powerful ebb and flow of an ocean. I think of the bliss I felt soaking in the hot springs that spring up from deep within the earth. The meditative state I can slip into watching the steam rise from hot water... I also think of warm blankets and the embrace of a loved one. But it all mostly comes back down to my favorite element, water. So I have decided to dedicate my Comfort Post to water.
When we were on our recent trip to Maine our daughter went into the lake we were staying
on every day. We would get up at dawn, and wrap ourselves up in the old quilts from the cabin and silently sip tea on the dock while watching the sun rise. As soon as the sun was barely even up in the sky, she would slip away from the dock and put her swim suit on by the warmth of the wood burning stove. She would come back and slip into the water, play with the water with her hands, watch the geese fly over head and just exist in the lake. Other times she would go in just as the moon was rising. These images are from those times.... Just looking at them seems to bring a feeling of calm and comfort to my soul.