Cuddledown Life

For the Love of Pillows!

January 22, 2010 by

Our CEO and fellow Bedding Snob heard this poem by Pat Schneider on NPR recently. The moral? A soft and scrumptious luxury pillow is one of life’s greatest comforts and simplest pleasures. Here, here!

I Was Mean to You Today
by Pat Schneider

Things were difficult
and I was impatient.
You were trying to explain
why I must reorganize the files
on my computer, why
they all have to have project numbers,
why I can’t put them
where they’ve always been,
what the tax consultant said,
what you need for your report
to the Board of Directors,
and it boiled down to my files
have to be re-filed, and they
have to have titles with no more
than twelve letters to leave room
for project numbers,
and I said, Well, dammit.
And you said, Don’t talk like that.

You sounded pained
and I was mean to you.
I was bored and tired
and mad, and you were
trying hard. Later,
I went out in the rain.
I went to the mall
and bought us both really
expensive pillows. Down
pillows with 100 per cent
cotton covers, 400 thread count.
I have lusted after them for years,
ever since Mama told me
that she asked Grandma,
who was 86 and dying,
“If you could have anything
in the world, what would it be?”
and Grandma answered,
“A down pillow” and Mama
didn’t have enough money.
I bought two down pillows for us all,
to say I’m sorry.

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1 Comment

  • Reply glenda June 4, 2010 at 1:36 pm

    HALLELUJAH!!! I can absolutely empathize – I thought I was the only one that did things like that! Thank You, Thank You, Thank You. Bless your heart, I can see it happening, and I know it is “too cliché”, but, what the hell, I think we must be related – “YOU GO GIRL”!

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