A Safe and Cozy Place

A year ago this month, our sense of safety plummeted. Until then, “Be safe” was reserved for anxious mothers sending off their children. But amidst a worldwide pandemic, it became the new “Have a good day,” the new “I care.” Still, safety isn’t enough, not for weeks or months on end. And certainly not for a year or more. But safe and cozy? Now we’re talking. An intimate corner, a comfy nook to read and sip, a hideaway place to think and talk and dream–unmolested by fear—these things had always held appeal. But in the COVID era they’ve become necessary to our sanity.

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“The ache for home lives in all of us.” ~Maya Angelou

“If you’ve got a cozy mystery, and a dog is introduced, the readers’ first question is, ‘Does the dog die?’ They never ask about a cat. They know that the first rule of cozies is: The Cat Never Dies.” ~K.B. Inglee

“Home is where the heart can be open and loving with a sense of security. It must not be a place of fear.” ~Marilyn Barnicke Belleghem

“My safest of all places and my little paradise never has been an actual world; it’s the one I made up in my mind.” ~Samiha Totanji

“I’m on Aslan’s side even if there isn’t any Aslan to lead it. I’m going to live as like a Narnian as I can even if there isn’t any Narnia.” ~C.S. Lewis

“To have our needs met, to love, to be loved, to feel safe in this world and to each know our purpose, is a simple matter of creating those blessings for others.” ~Bryant McGill

“Be happy in the moment, that’s enough. Each moment is all we need, not more.” ~Mother Teresa

About mitchteemley

Writer, Filmmaker, Humorist, Thinker-about-stuffer
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33 Responses to A Safe and Cozy Place

  1. tidalscribe says:

    I’ll have the garden room and that nice white bedroom with the cabin bed – But I certainly don’t want the sheep chair!

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  2. Gail Perry says:

    I need ocean in my cozy place so I’ll have the chair in the tree. It looks peaceful enough. As long as there aren’t any monkeys in the tree; monkeys can be distracting!

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  3. Yes, I’m on Aslan’s side too.

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  4. numrhood says:

    favorite doris day film
    favorite chris hewitt film

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  5. Lokesh Sastya says:

    Thank you for sharing. Be happy.

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  6. I’m happy with my prayer closet (“war room”). It’s like a miniature sanctuary, with a world map on the side wall.

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  7. I love most of these, especially the attic reading nook. But, the octopus chair? The scorpion gaming chair? The sheep heads chair? No, no, and NOOO!

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  8. Some very cosy places to chill. When I go inward I find my special place. Been needing it more than ever this past year.,

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  9. Relax... says:

    Lol, some I loved — not least of all that chair-desk-table-cabinet-on-wheels-with makeup mirror (or music stand?) — New Englanders lust for beautiful, multi-purpose storage!

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  10. radiostudy says:

    What a delightful collection of ‘homes’! Creative and stimulating the imagination! Thanks!

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  11. Carol Congalton says:

    I’m not sure that I could sit in the sheep chair! I love all the quotes.

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  12. Nancy Ruegg says:

    I’m gravitating toward those cozy beds with lots of pillows and BOOKS! But I also love the peaceful outdoor room by the brook–as long as the humidity is low, the air is warm, a slight breeze is cool, and no bugs, lizards, or other critters to pester. Is that too much to ask?

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  13. Hansidani says:

    Oooo cozy 🙂

    Sent from my iPad


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  14. It was a hard choice, but I had to go with “Read, sleep, repeat.”

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  15. Oooó 😊☕🙏📚

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  16. KK says:

    Nice images of nice houses with equally nice quotes.

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  17. The pictures are so cozy, and kinda similar to my dream home I wish to have in a minion Himalayan township. Love it 🌼

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  18. johnlmalone says:

    I love this, Mitch; the words, the images, the quotes: wonderful 🙂

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  19. johnlmalone says:

    I love this, Mitch; the words, the images, the quotes: wonderful 🙂 a magical post 🙂


  20. I would like to have a treehouse in the woods.

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  21. All the pictures are amazing. Wish I could relax in one of the places shown!

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  22. I love the images. And especially the Lewis quote. Live like a Narnian. God bless!

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  23. Fabulous post. I love the sheep chair!

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