Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Makes me feel warm


Tonight I made a cup of tea to sip as I sat before our first fire of the season.  It is raining and in the low forties this evening in Southern Indiana.  Supposed to get down to thirty on Friday night.

There is something about a clean, tidy kitchen lit by the light of the stove.  Something about it that has always tugged at my heart.  Makes me feel warm inside. 

I've always loved the words to John Denver's "Back Home Again..."

There's a fire softly burning
supper's on the stove...
It's the little things that make a house a home

I can't bear to hear that song or to even sing it to myself, even if it is inside of my head and not out loud without tears coming to my eyes.

13 comments:

Kris said...

Yes, I agree Cheryl. I loved John Denver! His was the first concert I ever went to. I was 15 years old. It was in Anaheim California, and his voice send shivers up my spine still today. I usually hear people say that they hate it when daylight savings time ends and it gets dark early. I love it though. I love to see the soft glow of lights seen when looking from outside. I love walking in to the house and smelling that supper's on the stove! And the fires! Oh how we love our fires!!!
: ) Kris

^..^Corgidogmama said...

It's true...nothing better indeed. I played his albums all through the seventies, and beyond. That song, in particular, always got to me...right to the core.
Ambiance is a wonderful thing and something that always feeds the soul.

ain't for city gals said...

John Denver's songs ALWAYS make me cry...in a good way.

Sandy, Sisters of Season said...

Dave used to love listening to John Denver. Something about a tidy kitchen lit with a small light definitely gives you a "good" feeling inside, add some coffee to that and I'm all good. Blessings, Sandy:O)

Donna said...

I'm with you on this one, too. "Sometimes this old farm feels like a long-lost friend." Since my folks are gone, I get tears with that line, especially. I am a homebody at heart. And a true romantic about "home and hearth."

Pam said...

This really makes me miss John Denver! It's a dreary cold rainy very very very windy day here and this post gives me a warm feeling.

Joan said...

You are my long lost twin! I adore a clean kitchen with the stove light on, faint smells of supper lingering, and, for me, an evening cup of coffee to take to the living room. And John Denver...good lord I loved his music!

Brian Miller said...

nice...i miss having a fireplace....fresh out of college i lived in a house heated only by fire and sat by them many a night...

K.T. said...

Whenever I read your posts about sitting around the fire, it brings back so many great memories.

TARYTERRE said...

You painted a perfect picture of a wonderful evening. Sitting by the fire sounds so cozy. Loved those John Denver lyrics. So heartfelt. Take care.

Chatty Crone said...

I forgot to wish you a happy birthday yesterday - I am so sorry.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY a day late.

Love, sandie

Amish Stories said...

I apologize for not visiting my favorite blogs lately, and i promise to do some catching-up with everyone in the next few days. We are experiencing cooler weather starting today (Thursday) and as for myself I'm looking forward to falls return to the Lancaster Pennsylvania area. And are the color of the leaves changing your your way folks as they are mine. Hope everyone has a great weekend and enjoy the beautiful fall season that has now begun. Richard from Amish Stories

Jayme Goffin said...

No you did not. I JUST referenced that song on my blog this morning! It's one of my favs...oh girl..I know EXACTLY what you speak of. Last night, the house was all tidy, and just a little light on. I went in to get an apple and it seemed so stinking cozy. I do have to say - I like the first few cold weeks of the weather change. Cozy with a capital C.

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