Saturday, July 26, 2008

Solace

Where do you find solace? That's the topic over at Sunday Scribblings this week. Click the link to meet some terrific writers and their take on the topic.

I've had a hard time trying to decide where I find comfort. As a believer, I know the "right" answer should be in His Word or in prayer (which I do). But I am not spiritually "there" yet enough to call it solace, although I try. I guess I'm too much of a control freak!

I find comfort in reading books, writing, scrapbooking, even in cleaning and organizing, and a hot bath usually provides much needed comfort. But not complete solace. And this is different from my happy place - which is on a relatively private beach in Cozumel in the shade of a palm tree with a book, a cold drink, and someone I love nearby.


I find solace in my bedroom. When I am feeling overwhelmed, I go lie in bed. When I'm freezing (because my husband sets the temperature at Arctic levels), I crawl in bed. When I'm sad, or lonely, or angry, or confused, I curl up under the covers in my cozy, warm bed, hug one of my many pillows, and think. Occasionally, I take a nap, but more often than not, I just lie there... alone... in the comfort of soft sheets and fluffy pillows trying to detangle my thoughts. Solace is peace, both physical and emotional. And lying in my bed is the most likely place where I can achieve that peace.

9 comments:

anthonynorth said...

I never thought about bed, I must admit. But yes, it can so often be remarkably comforting, curled up, covered, in the dark - like being back in the womb.

Rambler said...

a hot shower has worked wonders on me many a times, but I was surprised to see that we both spoke about bed as a place for solace ..

Lucy said...

Ah Bed! Once again as I read another great post for the prompt I am reminded of Grannies post which really hit it on the head... (not an exact quote, but this is the gist of it-)There are many places to find solace depending on different situations. Every scribbling I read, reminds me of Another place I have found solace depending on my own circumstances... and BED.. yep! there too!
Lovely bedroom Diane... It DOES look warmer than the arctic temps you describe! ( what is it about Men and their need for Cold Air?)

GreenishLady said...

Yes, I agree. Bed or couch; nap, snooze or just snuggled in - what comfort, what solace!

tumblewords said...

For sure, comfort is the beginning of solace. Bed is a great place to begin. Nicely written!!

keithsramblings said...

Call me old fashioned, but a good 'ole fashioned hot water bottle makes my bed just perfect!

danni said...

bed is a great escape to solitude and getting back in touch with yourself --- highly recommended for soothing one's self!!!

Liza's Eyeview said...

oh yes ... me too. I love curling up in my bed - I find solace in that too (especially when I fall asleep and wake up rested :). OK, even if I don't sleep, I love reading books in there or even just lying down resting.

Tammie Lee said...

You are the first person I have read for this prompt that has written about cuddling up in a cozy bed. Yes yes yes a wonderful place to find solace.

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