Calling all avid readers and book lovers....! Where is that special place you long to escape to, with book in hand, where you can settle in for a few moments or hours, hoping to be transported to another place or time? I'm referring to that cozy spot, where mere thoughts of it can cause you to breathe deeply and do what meditation or yoga does for others. When you reach your reader's haven, your muscles begin to relax and a faint smile unfurls across your face.
Is your favorite spot propped up in bed with a fluffy pillow tucked behind you, while your cat or dog continually interrupts, vying with compelling characters for attention? Or is it that one chair that is close to the window by day, or near a reading lamp at night? Maybe you prefer a chair or hammock outdoors, where a breeze cools you, the sun warms you, or the shade protects you. Sometimes it's the chair itself that can be that special spot, enveloping you like a good book while luring you in and wrapping you in it's comfort.
Over the years, I consider myself fortunate to have found a number of such reading havens, including a grand oak tree whose main branches separated just so, cradling me, as a young girl, and my book du jour . Or there were those Saturday mornings when I would sink into the covers on my bed and read with relish one of my books from the book mobile that stopped in our neighborhood in the summers.
Now my favorite reading spot sits near both a window and a fireplace, with a newly purchased lamp to illuminate those evenings that are becoming dark earlier. I am content with this new spot. Add a cup of coffee or tea and what could be better? So search out that comfy, cozy reading haven of yours and send me a picture or write a comment about it, but most importantly, enjoy it!