29 October 2009


I always feel like I need a palate cleanser after writing a super depressing post. So here comes the grapefruit sorbet of blog posts.
Things I Find Utterly Comforting
  • BBC World Service. When I hear them say "It is 3 a.m. GMT," the idea that there are nice British news announcers with posh accents awake in some little studio at 3 a.m., just so I can hear about things like EU politics - well, that is strangely comforting to me. They are THERE for me. They are my people.

  • Speaking of radio, Daniel Zwerdling friended me back on Facebook. Not just comforting, but thrilling in a totally NPR-geek kind of way.

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  • And speaking of truly great voices, Barack Obama comforts me in a deep and satisfying way. I could listen to him talk about, say, agricultural trade policy with Central America for hours and not get sick of him.

  • My Superhero "Earth" necklace. I always thought these colors would be too wimpy for me. They're not - they are perfect. I feel like a pretty, pretty princess when I am wearing this necklace.

  • Goldie. Well, of course, Goldie.

  • Banana trees growing in my yard. Even after 4 years, I still think my banana trees are the niftiest thing ever, and sitting under them in the soft shade listening to the leaves brush together lets me pretend I am on vacation in the tropics.

  • The prayer for protection that we say at Unity. Like to hear it? Here it goes:
    The light of God surrounds me.
    The love of God enfolds me.
    The power of God protects me.
    The presence of God watches over me.
    Wherever we are, God is,
    And all is well.

  • Those Gap body pants they sent me randomly and for free for visiting the Shutter Sisters suite at BlogHer 2009. I am not getting paid for this review and I did not ask for the pants, but I must say they are the softest, comfiest thing on earth, and any time they want to send me more, I will say so again (hint, hint) and if they send me more than $40 worth, I will yank down my BlogHer ad so quick you won't remember it was ever there. Just saying.

  • Listing all the countries of the world in alphabetic order. Not strict order - I just start with all countries beginning with the letter A (of which there are a surprising number. Don't forget Angola!) and moving on to B when I can't remember any more A's. I do this to fall asleep. I rarely get to the letter E.

Ok, what comforts YOU?


angel apologist said...

You ARE a pretty, pretty princess.

the queen said...

Garlic and chocolate. You eat them and even half an hour later, you still feel the aftereffects.

LittlePea said...
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LittlePea said...

Fresh linens. Clean hair. My dog's sleeping face. Also my dog's "crooked" face when he's been sleeping on one side and has just woken up. Just a few things that me make feel all is right in the world again.
(I love BBC news)

Mignon said...

Charlie Rose, Smartwool, my Polish Pottery coffee mug, Yo-Yo Ma, my son rubbing the inside of my arm while he drinks his milk.

Adrienne said...

Mornings when the grand daughter comes and snuggles in my bed with me.

Swimming in the ocean.

Both of those make all of my cares and concerns completely disappear.

flurrious said...

A plain bowl of just cooked white sticky rice. Tim Russert's whiteboard. The first time the furnace clicks on in the morning.

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