I have not forgotten about the cookie contest, and will be drawing the winner out of my red mixer sometime tonight after I finish this term paper on parallel fates in The Aeneid, and run a few miles, attend an art opening…
Anyway I thought I wanted to re-post this old “Writing in the Fire Swamp” entry from a year and a half ago, and then I realized what I WANTED to post about was THE PRINCESS BRIDE.
I wondered WHY (not that there has to be a BECAUSE there, I mean, it’s the PRINCESS BRIDE AKA THE BEST MOVIE EVER) and quickly discovered that the reason was this:
I am feeling stressed and when I feel stressed I automatically start reciting Wesley. It’s true. I do. I can recite the whole movie.
We all have comfort foods.
Similarly, I’m willing to bet most of us have comfort music, comfort books and movies and habits, comfort EXPERIENCES. These are the things we turn to when we feel stressed or overwhelmed, when we want to retreat into the known.
The Mortal Instruments.
The Princess Bride.
What about you? Where do you go, mentally or physically, when you just need some COMFORT?