|Five Minute Friday|
Annie pulls a sock out of the dirty laundry basket while I am at work and carries it around the house with her. She doesn't chew it, nor does she lick it because when I find it in the middle of the hall later that night it is free of holes and dry.
I think it comforts her. Alone in the house with Trooper and Oreo ... she misses us while we are at work. She carries the sock ... like a teddy bear ... for a sense of security.
It reminds me of the nights when I wore my husband's t-shirt to bed ... clinging to the comfort of his scent. Of the times after my father died when the smell of fresh sawn and milled wood in the large hardware stores ~ he was a carpenter ~ made me remember him ... and miss him all over again.
Clean laundry brings a physical comfort. Soft and smooth on the skin, we feel refreshed. But sometimes unclean laundry can bring back good memories too ... memories of life.