For a while now I've been musing about a book made up of beautiful photographs of comfort objects, more commonly known as "loveys." You know what I mean -- blankies, soothers, teddy bears,
glasses of wine and the like. And these photographs would be accompanied by short quotes, anecdotes, and ruminations on the subject. *
So today I started a flickr group devoted to them. There's nothing but three little lonely pictures of my own there -- and I don't pretend to be a remotely good photographer -- so if you have any you'd like to share, please do join us. Er, I mean me.
Here are some nice photos of comfort objects that other people have posted on flickr:
*Of course, the way these things tend to go, today I discovered that someone has already put together a book called Creature Comforts and it is very similar to the one I had in mind. Although I think I prefer the photos to focus more on the object than the person. And ideally, in my imaginary book, they'd be contributed by a variety of different photographers. As would the writing. But the general idea is the same. Here's a piece the author and photographer put together for Pacific Northwest Magazine.