My daughter went to brunch with her friends. The waitperson drop a tray of glasses right next to me daughter. She ended up covered in glass.
I am grateful that she only had one tiny scratch. I am grateful that the staff at the restaurant was courteous, took the incident very seriously, and did everything possible to make sure that she was Ok, and foisted phone numbers of all the restaurant management in case she was seriously hurt. I am grateful that apparently, my daughter remained calm during the incident. I am most grateful that I wasn’t there, because I would have freaked out.
My prompt for this week is COMFORT. It was used in the books I’m reading in the following ways:
- Everyone could do with a crumb of comfort occasionally. Beth Morrey
- Many people, Nick Gray points out, just aren’t comfortable in museums. Rob Walker
- Now that my children are grown, friends are the ones I turn to for laughter and comfort. Caroline Kennedy
- He and his family currently enjoyed an enviable position that had a degree of social prominence and comfort to which he could not otherwise have aspired. Sarah Rose
- Pedion tou Areos was becoming like a new home to people: shoes lined up next to the blankets and tents, clothes hanging from trees, games of cards, and music and singing, and although I should have found some comfort in this, instead I felt suffocated by these glimmering remnants of an old life. Christy Lefteri
- I felt Theresa was giving people the gift of comfort and peace. Helen Ellis
- Although these spaces were freezing in winter- even with a stove- and stifling in summer, the idealistic tenants cared more about light, preferably northern, than comfort and convenience. Deborah Davis
- People found comfort in rituals. Jennifer Close
Here’s how I’m going to think about comfort
- other than the obvious, what’s the difference between comfort and comfortable?
- how important is comfort in day to day life
- why do we find comfort in rituals?
- What is the difference between a comfort and a necessity?
- If we don’t find comfort with a partner or a friend or a family member, is the relationship worth having?
Song of Solomon 2:5 (excerpt) https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Song-of-Solomon-2-5/ As the lily among thorns, so is my love among the daughters. As the apple tree among the trees of the wood, so is my beloved among the sons. I sat down under his shadow with great delight, and his fruit was sweet to my taste. He brought me to the banqueting house, and his banner over me was love. Stay me with flagons, comfort me with apples: for I am sick of love. His left hand is under my head, and his right hand doth embrace me. I charge you, O ye daughters of Jerusalem, by the roes, and by the hinds of the field, that ye stir not up, nor awake my love, till he please. The voice of my beloved! behold, he cometh leaping upon the mountains, skipping upon the hills.