All posts tagged: comfort

Going Deeper into the Comfort of The Comforter

Blanky is on the blink. The fine woollen blanket that has played the role of my son’s comfort thing for the past four years is unravelling with vigour. I see you parents nodding your heads as I describe the grimy rag that he totes from bedroom to lounge to kitchen to bathroom. It hasn’t been washed in… well… if I’m honest, I can’t remember when it was last prised from little blondie’s hands to take a whirl in the front-loader. He likes it spread a certain way across his torso when his head hits the pillow each evening. And then his chipolata fingers fiddle with the loose yarn at the edges, weaving in and out of the knit. He finds a strange comfort in the texture, the ritual and rhythm of holding Blanky in his fingers, close to his face, as his breathing slows and his eyelids droop. I have retrieved marooned pieces of poor, falling-apart Blanky and wondered how my darling is going to cope when the tatters of his comfort rug are diminished to a …