One of my former managers has been a ambulance worker for 20 years.
He told some scary stories but also about how rewarding the job was.
I asked him about the things I needed to undertake in case I see someone falling to the ground.
1. Give CPR if needed
2. Call an ambulance
3. Comfort them.
He specifically emphasized on the 3rd step.
“Talk to them. And never, ever forget to put a blanket or even your coat over them”, he said.
I grinned, but then it made me realize how much comfort blankets have given me.
The first real cold winter night of the season always felt like the best one.
Mum would wrap me up in an extra warm blanket and I’d fall asleep, peacefully like a puppy.
Even during the hot summer day I wouldn’t be able to fall asleep with at a thin sheet on me.
Blanket always felt like a cloack of invisibility.
It would protect from all the evil monsters roaming around my room
And even now I’m all grown up and fall asleep on the couch, Jasper would make sure to cover me with a blanket.
On the evenings that he is not at home and I get scared in the dark, blanket would keep me safe.
This post an ode to all the blankets who have offered me warmth, safety and comfort – Thank you 🙂