querencia

my querencia (spanish for a place where you feel safe, at home, protected, invincible) is here:

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and here

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and here:

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oh, and here:

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but perhaps my #1 favorite querencia is here:

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that’s right: the shower.

it’s not much to look at, but i like to call it home as often as possible.

it’s there i can relax and

wash away all the day’s dirt and dreariness.

it’s always 5:00 in the shower

where i can sit on the ledge and

and do my best thinking

with a glass of wine or a martini.

in the shower, i can be totally alone.

there’s no phone – just running water

to drown out the sounds of the day around me.

besides the car, it’s where i do my best (and loudest) singing.

i can be totally alone there.

the cats don’t like the shower very much,

the dog can’t open the door,

and my kids are old enough to know that if they wander in,

they’ll go blind at the sight.

#best09
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the story is mine, but credit for the kindling goes to gwen bell and her best of 2009 blog challenge.
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22 Comments

  1. emma

    So utterly beautiful — well, except the shower. 😉
    Everything is so much better in a gorgeous spot in nature. Now I know why you live there.
    But I get the appeal of a hot shower too. Especially with good water pressure.

    • jeanne

      and a large enough hot water heater.

  2. emma

    So utterly beautiful — well, except the shower. 😉
    Everything is so much better in a gorgeous spot in nature. Now I know why you live there.
    But I get the appeal of a hot shower too. Especially with good water pressure.

    • jeanne

      and a large enough hot water heater.

  3. Alana

    Beautiful. I look forward to the day when I get the shower/bathroom/anywhere to myself again 🙂

    • jeanne

      it’s something to look forward to. it really is.

  4. Alana

    Beautiful. I look forward to the day when I get the shower/bathroom/anywhere to myself again 🙂

    • jeanne

      it’s something to look forward to. it really is.

  5. Square-Peg Karen

    I was oooh-ing and ahhhh-ing at the nature shots (and, of course, wishing I had thought of showing favorite haunts — but then got to the shower and I guffawed (guffaws are not pretty, but what can I say? lol…) – and again I said “oh, why didnt I think of that?” – water, of course…water is IT for me..ocean, stream, puddle, TUB (which is where I get to “meet” with water the most!) – love your writing, Jeanne!!

    • whollyjeanne

      i wish i still enjoyed the tub. just can’t bear the thoughts of sitting in my own dirty water . . .

  6. Square-Peg Karen

    I was oooh-ing and ahhhh-ing at the nature shots (and, of course, wishing I had thought of showing favorite haunts — but then got to the shower and I guffawed (guffaws are not pretty, but what can I say? lol…) – and again I said “oh, why didnt I think of that?” – water, of course…water is IT for me..ocean, stream, puddle, TUB (which is where I get to “meet” with water the most!) – love your writing, Jeanne!!

    • whollyjeanne

      i wish i still enjoyed the tub. just can’t bear the thoughts of sitting in my own dirty water . . .

  7. Square-Peg Karen

    AND your photos!! p.s. i forgot to in the comment above…sorry if it seems like I’m yelling..grin

  8. Square-Peg Karen

    AND your photos!! p.s. i forgot to in the comment above…sorry if it seems like I’m yelling..grin

  9. traceyclark

    this reminds me of when my daughter was a newborn and the shower was my sanctuary. i totally get it!

    • jeanne

      sanctuary. that’s the word i was looking for. sanctuary. thanks, tracey.

  10. traceyclark

    this reminds me of when my daughter was a newborn and the shower was my sanctuary. i totally get it!

    • jeanne

      sanctuary. that’s the word i was looking for. sanctuary. thanks, tracey.

  11. Susan

    Just visiting – and yes, the shower! Hot water bliss.

    • jeanne

      well, hey susan. don’t be a stranger. i just bopped over to your blog and left a note. have bookmarked it in my “again” folder.

  12. Susan

    Just visiting – and yes, the shower! Hot water bliss.

    • jeanne

      well, hey susan. don’t be a stranger. i just bopped over to your blog and left a note. have bookmarked it in my “again” folder.

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