The Comfort Of Other People's Homes

The Comfort Of Other People's Homes

Abby Stone
Jun 8, 2009

060809-comfort.jpgI've been feeling very under the weather lately. And somehow, being home, staring at my own four walls, stressed by the home projects that I should be doing - cleaning, organizing pictures, redesigning my scary closet, weeding out my clothes -- isn't helping. So the other night, I threw some things in a bag...

...And went to my friend's house. She made up a bed for me on her couch and fed me tea and toast. Lying there, curled up, watching a movie, I felt more relaxed than I had in weeks. There were no projects to work on at her house, except taking care of myself. Sometimes, as wonderful as your own home can be, other people's homes can be oasis of calm, a mini-break from the cares of real life, a short respite from the ever-present "to do" list. Do you have a friend whose house you can escape to when life shoots you lemons?

[image: Cencula's Flickr page, used with permission of the photographer]

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