“Do you know," Peter asked, "why swallows build in the eaves of houses? It is to listen to the stories.” ~ J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan


jeans and bare feet and 24 hour drugstores

the sound of rain outside,
money in the bank,
a 12 point lead in the 8th inning.
little women,
extra batteries,
purring cats,
a full tank of gas,
stars that stay in the sky.
surge protectors,
boxes of matches,
his sleeping front against my back.
stacks of books,
cups of pens,
a clock ignored.
phones that ring,
phones that don't.
lord of the rings,
olive loaf sandwiches.
silent hugs.
a kiss hello.
apple pie.



  1. computer craziness, so i added a last comfort. :)

  2. sweet comforts. Wishing you the whole batch !

  3. love your lists .. you got rain!!!???

  4. gigi - yes, no?

    kim - except for the rain, i have it all. well, except for the olive loaf thing - i only do that once every 3 or 4 years. and the baseball thing is a rarity, but such a comfortable feeling when you're sitting that much a lead. oh. and that money in the bank thing also. okay, i have most of these. :)

    elaine - ha! no. but i remember its comfort. sigh.

  5. Oh yes! These are indeed a few comforting things.

  6. Don't you love that they stay put? The stars? It's a comforting thing really...when I allow my self to forget how really, they are fiercely hurtling through the vastness of space. Actually, they aren't even there anymore, are they?....but through my eyes and imaginings, they quietly hover over us, keeping watch over our dreams.

  7. Yesssss! (Especially that bit about a stack of books and a cup of pens).

  8. Now that is my kind of list. My kind of day, actually.


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