No, the window seat above is not my home. It’s a fantasy of mine, found online.
And yet…does it have to be only a fantasy? Why not create my own little nook?
I have a couch. It’s comfy. And my coffee table is a large black trunk from my college days.
In case the couch isn’t what I need as I dive deep into a story, I have a rocking chair, bought years ago in the Adirondacks. The first time I sat in one like this with its curved back, my spine sank into it with relief.
But I wanted more. So this year I bought an electric heater that looks like a wood burning stove. It’s positioned across from my couch, and curling up on the couch while the flames flicker makes reading something to be savored. The best part about the model is that I can have the “flames” flickering without the heater working.
This is obviously a wintertime thing, when the temps dive below zero and multiple cups of hot tea with honey rest on a nearby surface while I escape into pages of summer and wild blueberries. When the seasons come around again, there will be changes made to create cool, quiet moments as I read about characters in snowstorms.
What about you? Do you have a reading nook, a special corner where stories find you?