The Heat of Summer
When you go to bed at night on what seems like the hottest night of summer ~ a night so hot you can't even wear a T-shirt and you sleep on top of the sheets instead of under them ~ and at some point late into the night the heat breaks ~ the night starts to cool ~ you wake only slightly and notice that you are almost chilled ~ in that semi-sleep stage you reach and pull the sheet up over your body ~ and just that lightness of the single sheet makes it warm enough to drift back into a deep sleep.
It is that reaching, that gesture, that reflex to pull what is warm ~ something or someone ~ towards us, that feeling you get of being safe in the world ~ it is comfort.
Poison and Wine: www.youtube.com/watch?v=WfzRlcnq_c0 Beautiful song~do you ever get obsessed with a song? it happens to me every once in a while ~ this is one of them ~ i can listen to it over and over while I work here with brushes, paint, digital canvas, etc.
Texture: one of mine and one of KKlassen's