Wednesday, October 26, 2011

blanket statement

When the weather turned cool, I bought the pale pumpkin-colored throw on top of this stack from West Elm to 'throw' over the arm of the couch. They call it Tigerlily, which I think is especially pretty. I would adore one in any hue! We're big on blankets at our house, or 'blanies' as the kids still call them. There's a quilted pink one from the Hendersonville market circa 1991, a creamy polyester (!) number that I try to hide behind big pillows, and a soft white one that's now just tattered bits and pieces of its former glory. All seem to provide as much comfort as ever. Like a blanket, there are some people whose mere presence invokes a secure feeling (miss you, Dad). There are books and foods and places, too, that we turn to time and again for comfort. The Wind in the Willows, maybe, or stories by Alexander McCall Smith and Rosamunde Pilcher. Gingerbread right out of the oven, a certain kind of tea, a cabin by the river. Whatever yours may be, conjure up some comforts this fall. Let them wrap around you like a blanket.

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