Day 2103: Out of the comfort zone


Today, I’m out of my comfort zone because of news I got yesterday about somebody I love. The news is very discomforting but not definitive, so I don’t feel comfortable writing more about that now.

To comfort both of us last night, I shared this poem:

“Hope” is the thing with feathers –
That perches in the soul –
And sings the tune without the words –
And never stops – at all –

And sweetest – in the Gale – is heard –
And sore must be the storm –
That could abash the little Bird
That kept so many warm –

I’ve heard it in the chillest land –
And on the strangest Sea –
Yet – never – in Extremity,
It asked a crumb – of me.

— Emily Dickinson

It’s in my comfort zone to also share this:


My only photo today comes out of yesterday’s post:

IMG_0094Comfort Zone is the product pictured in yesterday’s post —   Day 2102: Less Stress. More Love — which I promised I would reveal today.  I wish less stress, more love, and a calming environment to all.

I hope you feel comfortable expressing yourself in the comment zone, below.

Thanks and hope to all who helped me create today’s post and — of course — to you, who comfort me with your presence.

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29 thoughts on “Day 2103: Out of the comfort zone

  1. And a return wish for you and yours, for hope and good news. ❤️

  2. I hope the next word is comforting, Ann. Good thoughts coming from here.

  3. Hoping that you receive reassuring or comforting information as soon as possible, Ann..(hug)

  4. Sending big hugs to comfort you. c⌒っ╹v╹ )っ

  5. Big hug coming your way

  6. Comfort is on knowing that when all hope is gone, that is when hope is most evident.

  7. Comfort coming your way as you deal with your — and others — troubles. There is strength in friends. Use them.

  8. I hope I can offer comfort even as you’re out of your comfort zone, especially with some other words of Emily Dickinson that, I think, provide the assurance that the way we understand the world can help us through all things:

    The Brain—is wider than the Sky—

    For—put them side by side—

    The one the other will contain

    With ease—and You—beside—

    The Brain is deeper than the sea—

    For—hold them—Blue to Blue—

    The one the other will absorb—

    As Sponges—Buckets—do—

    The Brain is just the weight of God—

    For—Heft them—Pound for Pound—

    And they will differ—if they do—

    As Syllable from Sound—

  9. I wish you good news Ann, take care!!!

  10. Now cat diffusers I did not expect. I expect you will have more news soon, though and hope it will not be bad.

  11. I am so sorry for anything that brings anxiety to you or your friend. I have a number of things kind of “in the waiting room” right now, too, and it’s surprising how exhausting it is to be holding out for hope. I love this poem, and it is so very well placed. Wishing you and your friend well. Truly.

  12. I do hope all will be well

  13. yeoldefoole

    Peace, dear one! Be comforted. You are not alone.

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