Blanket! What comes to mind? Or did you draw a blank?
A security blanket like Linus in a Charlie Brown Comic strip or special TV presentation. It was old, worn, tattered, probably smelly; but most important it was familiar and loved.
An avid outdoor activist might imagine a blanket of snow; the first fall of the season; fresh, crisp, pure white. Glistening in the sun or moonlight beckoning, come ski on me.
Yum! For all you breakfast enthusiasts and kids at heart. Remember piggies in a blanket? At a Sunday family brunch or outing. Pork sausages wrapped in fluffy, tasty mouth watering pancakes. Oh yes, don’t forget they were smothered in maple, blueberry or boysenberry syrup
To mark your territory or secure a favourite spot a blanket was used at the beach, park or backyard.
A baby’s first blanket, small, soft and perhaps home made with TLC.
How about trading? They are a valuable commodity which insured protection and warmth to ward off cold, damp and dismal nights plus possible illness.
Think HBC (Hudson’s Bay Trading Company) their logo striped brand blankets are still sought after hundreds’ of years later; it’s a Canadian Heritage and Tradition.
My favourite memories are: my mother tucking me in at night and saying, “Don’t let the bed bugs bite”. All was well in my small world and I would peacefully drift off to la la land.
My next fondest recollection was transforming every day blankets to “super hero capes”, i.e., Batman, Robin and Superman. And let’s not forget the tents and forts we constructed, ah! great imagination.
So what are your special thoughts?
p.s. How come Catwoman, Wonder Woman, etc. didn’t have a cape?