Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Banishing the Chill - Mindful Writing Challenge


An ice fog obscures the mountain.  Overnight chill penetrates the house. I light the fire and brew tea. Warming my hands on the cup, steam rises to greet me. I draw the bow of the serrated knife through the bread with a flourish, as though I'm starting an overture. The scent of cinnamon reaches me as the slab turns crisp and brown in the toaster. 
The phone rings - I hear the smile in a friend's voice. 
Finally - fire, tea, toast, friend - the cold is banished. 


19 comments:

  1. Oh yes what a wonderful way to warm the bones, Heart and Soul!! Love Di ♥

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  2. Great :) I especially like the hearing the smile in a friend's voice part!

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  3. love the images you stirred with the drawing of the bow/knife. :)

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  4. You just keep getting better and better. This might be my favorite one so far.

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  5. lovely words Barb, I can smell the bread, and feel the fire's warmth, and yes, a friend's smile on the phone, lovely all round. Have a warm cosy day.Cheers from Jean.

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  6. Lovely moment. I read it over three times to let it sink in.

    In case you didn't check back, YES, I'm still enjoying SS but am finding it hard to slot in my other posts. Don't want to drive my few readers away or nuts, trying to keep up LOL.

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  7. I almost can't imagine the cold but I can easily imagine that those four lovely things would warm you up and make your morning perfect.

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  8. A lovely way to invite warmth.

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  9. Beautiful! I love warming my hands on the tea ♥ Wonderful image. Such a delightful moment captured...all the senses.

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  10. You gave your bread quite a cool editing. It is nice to have warm friends.

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  11. I love your sensual treatment of food and the elements. It also makes me hungry! "Fire, tea, toast and a friend". Delicious. Andrea

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  12. With so many others...I am just entranced by fire, tea, toast, friend...what a wonderful image on your cold, foggy day.

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  13. Beautiful. The cold was most certainly banished. I sure hope that you're feeling better after your frostbite. I was very very careful in our recent cold after reading about your experience.

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  14. Love your word image Barb, - especially the flourish with the bread knife, - a true conductor of the magic of the morning.

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  15. Great photography and post. :-)
    I've been writing my small stones on my blogspot blog.
    http://positivekismet.blogspot.com/2013/01/musings-trust.html
    Eliz

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  16. Nicely written. The blue tones of the photo give the impression of cold.

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  17. Bread and tea shared with a friend does warm up a cold day!

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  18. The warmth of friendship and food - enjoy

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