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

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4 comments :

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

    Linda

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

    Thank you!

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  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! ;)

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  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....

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