The first thing that comes to mind when I think of ‘Comfort’ (which is Debbie’s one-word photography theme for this week!) is me snuggled up in bed, wrapped inside my gigantic duvet. Now, I don’t have any photos of that, and I wouldn’t share them if I did. The next thing that springs to mind is my Place of Peace and Tranquility. Raili reminded me of it recently in her post The Gift, so I thought I’d include it in today’s post. Obviously, I have no photos of my Haven, with it being inside my mind and all, but when I go for a walk, anywhere in the Iter Grinds (or the rest of the world), there is always something that reminds me of it. Whether in Winter (photo above) or Summer (photo below and featured image) the rocks, the greenery, the water, the sounds instantly relax me. I have no animals in my Haven, apart from some I see occasionally in the distance taking a drink, and I’m working on bringing them a little closer to me, but even without them my Inner Sanctuary is comfortable enough.

Having a nice comfortable place to escape to is a must. I have this blog as one form of escape, and my writing provides comfort as I explore the many avenues my thoughts go down, Random Lane being a particular favourite. But it’s being out in nature, anywhere with trees and grass, and even more special with water, that gives the biggest boost of comfort ever. It’s so relaxing it just Feels Good.

Do you have a special place of comfort? Do you have a photo of it? Or do you have a photo of anything that comforts you that you would like to share? Why not enter Debbie’s challenge. Or, you could pop on over to Debbie’s blog to see other bloggers’ entries. I’ve added a link at the beginning of this post.


And whilst you’re here (if you haven’t already!) would you like to take a candle or two and spread a little light around the world? This link will take you to my post where you will find several candles to choose from. The candles are free to be taken, you don’t need to link back here or anything if you do take one/some/them, I simply created them so we can all share the light.

Posted by Tom Merriman

A future writer living in the present day

11 Comments

  1. Oh yes, very comforting Tom.
    Water does it for me too. There’s a nice lake in my town, but I’d rather be closer to the sea or a good river.
    Thanks for linking up.

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    1. My pleasure once again, Debbie!
      I like any stretch of water – very calming.

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  2. My meditations often take me into rainforests or the beach. Nature is so peacful and soothing. I also love to sit and watch the waves crashing onto the shore. Storms in winter are awesome to watch. As are lightning laced thunderstorms 🙂 Thank you, Tom, for the link to my story. It warms my heart to know it resonated with your Haven

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    1. Your story certainly deserves a mention, Raili. And I agree – the rhythm of the waves is almost hypnotic.

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  3. Mountain cabin with a stream trickling by with maybe a rock lined pool for a quick dip on a hot summer eve. Of course birds singing and wonderful flowers and ferns would need to be there . Might not be the same without my late husband but while we are dreaming maybe he is there too. Good thoughts.

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    1. Thanks, Beverly.
      These are our special places where we can go whenever we please and with whoever we choose.

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  4. I don’t have a comfort zone other than my bed! 🙂

    Due to the hazardous nature of our teenager problem I don’t go out much, but we have a lot of nice places to visit in this town.

    Unfortunately dogging couples have taken over parts of Alkington woods, we have a naked jogger who used to sexually assault lone members of the public and the teenagers have found places where they can congregate to smoke, drink and do drugs, so not a good place to go any more… 😦

    God Bless! 🙂

    Prenin.

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    1. Eek!
      A bed is as good a comfort zone as any, Prenin! It’s so nice that you have a place where couples can take their pets, however. 😉
      Lalala… 😀

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  5. Outdoors in nature is my favourite comfort spot, too!

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    1. When the weather is great, Diane!

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