Monday, December 2, 2013

Patches of Sunlight

People flock to beaches, parks and swimming pools on warm summery days. For the fun. For the warmth. To cool off in the water, yes, but mostly to soak in the sunlight. Even dogs (probably cats, too, I'm not very wise in their ways) seek out sunlight for afternoon naps. In fact, my dog is known to follow sunlight patches as they journey through our house.


What other reason would there be to nap on the stairs, especially when you don't fit on the stairs, except a perfect patch of sunlight?

And all the time, writing friends are patches of sunlight. They pluck you up, encourage you, warm you. Which is just what you all did for me a couple months ago when I admitted I was in a writing funk. So this is my thank you. Thank you for being my patches of sunlight.

23 comments:

  1. Funny about your dog. He/she is the same coloring as mine and looks a bit like her. And yes, we all need those patches of sun.

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  2. Looking at that pic makes me sleepy, lol!

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  3. What a sweet dog! And yes, writing friends are patches of sunlight - sometimes we seek it out and other times it slides right over, surprising us with a warm hug.

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  4. Awww. Soaking up the sun, good for the skin, the bones, the soul.

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  5. Our little dog also loves the sunny spots in the house. I think there's a poem in that picture!

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  6. Aw. Hey, I've always got some spare virtual cheese sitting around with your name on it. =)

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  7. Awww, adorable picture! My dogs nap on the stairs - usually when one of us is upstairs and one is down. I think they like to keep their eyes on everyone.

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  8. My dog goes wherever the patches of sunlight are too! You are a ray of sunshine, my dear!

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  9. I have a year-old granddaughter who follows sunbeams, just like in the Hi & Lois comic strip :-) Like your analogy to writing friends. So true!

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  10. I love patches of sunlight too! What a lovely photo.

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  11. Cats do soak in sun just like dogs. They make a career of it.

    We all need those sunny spots to recharge.

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    1. What a beautiful post, and I love the picture of your dog - too cute! I hope you had a great Thanksgiving with your family.

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  12. What a cute picture! My own dog loves seeking out patches of sunlight, too...

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  13. How sweet! I love that we're all here for each other.

    And it's not just dogs who do this. My younger son (23) had a head cold the week before Thanksgiving and fell asleep in a patch of sunlight on the carpet! He said it was the warmest place in the house. :)

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  14. This is so beautifully written Barbara...and I love the picture of your dog trying to fit on the stairs. Beautiful metaphor.

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  15. My bedroom faces the south and I love it when the sun shines in...especially during winter. We're gettine a kitten in a few months, and I know he/she will be hanging out on my bed lots. Cats love napping in warm, sunny places.

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  16. Yup, cats do it, too! :) I'm glad you're feeling better about your writing, Barbara.

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  17. That is such a cute picture. You are a wonderful blogging friend. Thank you!

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  18. My cat and my dogs try to edge each other out of the patches of sunlight in our house, and sometimes cuddle with each other so they can all have a bit of it.
    Blogging buddies are definitely warm patches of sunlight in the writing world! I know that you are. :)

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  19. What a lovely way to describe writing friends. And you are right: patches of sunlight indeed.

    Our cat used to lie in patches of sunlight. I never noticed our dog doing it so much, but our cat always looked for th sunlight.

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  20. I love patches of sunlight...I'll even drive out of my way to work to be on a sunnier street! I love that picture of your dog trying to fit in a patch on the staircase.

    One big reason why I stay in Wyoming, even through the harsh winters, is that it's sunny nearly every day.

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  21. I love that. What a cutie! My dog loves going outside to sit in sun. Always reminds me how important it is to soak up that seratonin. And I agree, writer friends are a balm for our wounds. Again and again.

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