While my husband was in the hospital last week, I asked my sister and brother-in-law to rearrange our family room. I didn't care where the rest of the furniture went, but I wanted D's lift chair and the recliner side by side so we can talk, be close and hold hands whenever we want to. The rest of the furniture is pushed here and there in spaces it is not meant to occupy.
And smack dab in the middle of the room are our two chairs. They don't match each other or the rest of the room, but they make a perfect island of retreat. Visitors will have to pull in chairs from other rooms.
Feels like an oasis of calm and peace in our world that seems to be tilting these days.