It’s Stream of Consciousness Sunday at Jana’s
Thinking Place. Her optional prompt today is:
What makes you feel cozy and safe?
The drill is always the same. Write for five minutes. Don’t edit what you write. Post what you have. Easy!
It’s chilly here probably because it’s in the mid-40s but it’s damp which makes it look colder and feel the same.
So making me feel cozy this very minute is sitting here in my softest sweats, sipping hot chocolate on my comfy down couch and writing this. Cozy, indeed. That’s what immediate, right now, cozy and safe feels like to me…being warm and comfy inside my house.
But cozy and safe in “life” is different than that; feels different.
To me, it’s my family and friends. Being with them, touching them physically and emotionally. Laughing together. Playing. Talking. Having little inside stories only the otherknows. Familiarity of a million types.
Yesterday, cozy was standing in a parking lot tailgating on a college campus, feeding my kids and their friends dogs and burgers while sipping Irish coffees with old friends.
Cozy and safe to me is a feeling not a structure. Never a particular set of four walls. It’s more about the “who” than the “what or where”. That’s the big picture application of cozy and safe to me.
Although, sitting on the same couch, under the same blanket with my hubby while he watches the Bears and I read….
This is the small picture view of cozy and safe. But I’m betting it’s the person and not the couch. And it’s the reading and the watching as we do something we both love that gives us that comfy cozy glow.