Pillow Talk

The famous line from Tennessee Williams’s, A Streetcar Named Desire, comes to mind. 

I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.

I’ve been sniveling a lot lately in many of my posts, so let me take a moment to apologize. Blogging shouldn’t be about bleeding on the page and that’s what I’ve been doing, my humor at large.

Susie needs to lighten up before she loses the modest following she has.

That said, I’m humbled by a woman I’ve never met who sent me, as a housewarming gift, two beautiful pillows for each of my chairs.  They came beautifully wrapped with a note wishing me joy in my new home.  With the exception of Ed’s majestic book shelf presiding over the living room, those pillows stand alone.  A friend helped me move some furniture and before the sofa headed south, they sent me lamps and two hand stitched rugs, things I’ll be eternally grateful for. But it’s that mystical cyber connection that impresses me the most.

I also received cards, a wine goblet from Iowa and a package of tender tidings from another woman from Pennsylvania I’ve never met, and the point I’m making is, strangers are kinder than those you’ve known a good part of your life, a fact I’ll find forever fascinating.

Perhaps it takes one to see the worth in you.  Imagining this very busy woman taking the time to make these pillows leaves me in a state of lingering grace.

As I wrote to that sweet person in Pennsylvania who sent salt, so there’s flavor in my life and a candle, so I’ll always have light, expectations are premeditated resentments, and that could be why a surprise, random act of kindness can mean so much.









About Susannah Bianchi

I'm just a girl who likes to write slightly on slant. I've had a career in fashion, dabbled in film and to be honest, I don't like talking about myself. Now my posts are another matter so I will let them speak for themselves. My eBooks, A New York Diary, Model Behavior: Friends For Life and Notes From A Working Cat can be found on Amazon.com. Thanks.
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27 Responses to Pillow Talk

  1. micklively says:

    A lot of folk will have realised how traumatic moving apartments was for you. Everyone is allowed a whinge from time to time: it’s how we stay sane. Maybe you’ve not done enough! 😉

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    • Whinging? Did you mean whining? Cause you may have coined a new word. 🙂

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      • micklively says:

        verb: whinge; 3rd person present: whinges; past tense: whinged; past participle: whinged; gerund or present participle: whingeing; gerund or present participle: whinging
        1. complain persistently and in a peevish or irritating way.
        “stop whingeing and get on with it!”
        synonyms: complain, grouse, grouch, grumble, whine, moan, carp, mutter
        Bloody colonials!

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      • Wow…never heard it used before. It’s fantastic!


  2. skinnyuz2b says:

    Susannah, that bird pillow is wonderful! And your book shelf is perfect. Your apartment will become your home in no time flat.

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  3. Well it looks as if your cyber friends are like minded indeed. Let’s just say your house will be getting even warmer….
    The bird pillow is so you….love it!

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  4. Elle Knowles says:

    That cyber-friendship made when we least expect it, sometimes keeps us moving in the right direction and focused when we are down and out…I rely on it! 😉 ~Elle

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  5. Love, love, love the bird pillow! We don’t read you because you whine (or whinge) or don’t. We read you because you write in a fascinating earthy style that anyone can relate to. You touch on things that we may have experienced or saw. You give new perspectives. Love my daily dose of thingirl. It’s like a multi-vitamin!

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  6. Lynn says:

    The apartment looks to be shaping up into a home Susannah. Love the book shelf! Whinging or whining, we all need to just get it out sometimes!


  7. Patricia says:

    Seems WP dropped you from my reader. I thought maybe something truly wonderful or truly awful had happened and you weren’t writing. Very glad to see you are well and beyond whining although, occasional whining is fine and sometimes needed to clear the head. Your nest is coming along nicely. Teddy wants to visit when he has a free couple of days… he is Incredibly busy with Jack patrol, balcony watch, Mama pestering and naps.

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    • Teddy and Jack are welcome anytime. Yes, my place though spare, like it that way, is shaping up. As far as WordPress goes, I’ve been told that before. Suddenly you’re no longer connected. Go figure. I do whine I’m afraid…but I’m feeling less need to. Gratitude for what is and what I have is the ultimate antidote. Thanks for writing, and remember me to Teddy.


  8. Yep, strangers have a way of surprising you. In your case, why wouldn’t they? You’re always trying to do something nice for others.

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