Cheesy baked layers of lasagna. Hearty beef stew on the stove-top. Warm apple pie à la mode. Gooey, chocolaty fudge brownies. Raw vegan oat bites. Comfort food.
Some even say, soul food.
B.B. King. Marvin Gaye. Billie Holiday. Bedtime songs. Church hymns. Dave Matthews.
Music for the soul.
Whether it’s that delectable morsel or that detectable music, a home-made dish or a certain note, no matter how you feed your soul; it’s the guaranteed comfort and full delight that keeps us going back for seconds, or more.
Close your eyes. Think about that feeling and what memories come to mind. Think about the people who surround you and the emotions that fill you up. Ride it out. Think about the sense of satisfaction that you receive. Think abooutttt what you were wearing?
Yea, think about that. Clothing can be a connection, too; it can be treasured. Have you ever had that resurgence of a remembrance of a certain time, another place, or another state of mind, after pulling on your favorite cozy sweater or after pulling out a not-so-favorite ex’s tee-shirt?
Over-sized baggy sweatshirts. Worn-out flannel pajama bottoms. Delicate lacy under-things. Soft, old Chamois button-up shirts. Clothes that, when worn, transport you in comfort, physically and mentally. Some even say, emotionally.
Soul clothes, could they be?
Here’s to wrapping up in the chunkiest knitted cardigan and savoring the moment.
May this holiday season wrap you in warmth and feed your soul.