'Sources of Warmth
1. south carolinian summers chock full of humid inhales, rotting fruit on garden floors, and the air heavy with the scent of blooming magnolias.southern summers thick, stick to your skin and boil you from the inside out.
2. cigarette smoke from the mouth of a glamorous woman, as you sit sit next to her on a red velvet couch in the lobby of a gold adorned hotel. decadent and rich like chocolate cake, old hollywood is a suffocating elegance that burns a secret flame.
3. sunshine beaming through washed glass onto white sheets at sunrise. a bright light full of eager motivation is warm to the touch and serves to set the skin ablaze and enlighten passion within.
4. opening the oven door while baking cookies. this warmth evokes deeply buried nostalgia, of sitting in your grandmother's kitchen, cooking and swinging on the tire swing in her yard. this warmth hums in your heart and flushes your skin red with memories.
5. candle flames and layered blankets in the depth of winter. a brick fireplace ablaze in the corner, with wooden furniture and snowy windowsills, the purest form of warmth comes from within, and buzzes with life despite the shivers, and is protected with thick wool and fuzzy cream blankets as you settle down to watch movies at midnight.'