Friday, May 10, 2013

Five Minute Friday: Comfort

I didn't expect to wind up here, in this dirty southern city that is made up of so much that I tried to run away from. I thought I'd be somewhere exotic, somewhere harder, where the rebels gather.

But instead, I am here, in this slow-motion blur of front porches and hospitality and comfort food, o the comfort food: mac 'n cheese, collard greens, cheesy grits, and desserts galore. I have to take it slowly of course, but I embrace it, because it is part of the beauty that this place offers, part of it's "welcome, come on in, we'll take care of you." and I am comforted by more than the food. I am comforted by the people, by their warmness and their vulnerability, by the dirty rawness of this place.

Five Minute Friday

This post is part of Five Minute Friday: One word. Five Minutes. No Editing. 


  1. a sweet glimpse into your life ... this NY gal loves it!


  2. Always dreamed about living the southern life....your words express the why. Beautiful!

    Thank you!

  3. So good, Alissa. Thank you for this reminder to embrace the place and the season and the people we are planted in. And for the comfort food descriptions! ;)

  4. Oh I'm so glad you let me know which linky # you were on Twitter so I could stop over - this is a great post :) I love how you've chosen to embrace comfort in the unexpected. And now I want some mac & cheese....