When I am feeling, distressed, anxious, and uneasy or worried, I find it’s a mental shift that is most often required to return to a state of ease. It’s similar to the way a bicyclist practices gear shifting to best tackle the hills on their route. For me reaching and maintaining a state of comfort is an internal practice; a mental and spiritual shifting of gears to confront the hills that make up a life. It can’t really be photographed (except maybe with an fMRI).
For this week’s Photo Challenge: Comfort; I decided to share a few of my favorite things in a brief slide show. Friends, family, flowers, good food, a good book, art, a pocket park to escape the din of the city and a church to escape the din in my head; I find comfort in many, places, people and things. These are the tangible things that add pleasure to my life. These things are the external resources I fall back on when my internal reserves are running low; the feather bed I land on and find comfort in.