“Never underestimate how much assistance, how much satisfaction, how much comfort, how much soul and transcendence there might be in a well-made taco and a cold bottle of beer.” ― Tom Robbins, Jitterbug Perfume
Noun – A state of physical ease and freedom from pain or constraint
Verb – Soothe in grief; console
There exists solace in the simple things; a home cooked meal by the moms, a nice warm bath after a workout, hot tea on a cold night, maybe even the awareness of your breath – name your choice.
As subjective as the feeling goes, our ability to truly experience comfort only comes about when it is allowed to be felt. Comfort is intangible. As far as our sources of comfort are material in one way or another, states of matter nor do the actual physical object necessitate comfort. Comfort exists as a result of a thought process, an emotion, a memory – these are intangible things.
As far as my argument for the intangible realm of the Universe goes, comfort, solace and nostalgia seem to point greatest in its favor. Isn’t it sad, if persons aren’t able to feel truly – the beauty of comforts, appreciation of things/matter/events in a deeper aspect, deeper than their mere existence. Merely existing – merely achieving things for the sake of achievement – none of it will ever make sense if not for the intangibility of the experience.
Experiencing comfort is about giving thanks as well. Take a moment, breathe, and be thankful for what is accessible to you now. Think about it the next time you grab your necessary morning fix – the sense of comfort and that “thank God!” feeling that accompanies.