From the beginning of the article As the adage goes, the only thing that does not change is change itself. In the contemporary world of global interconnections, change is even more significant. New objects, spaces, and procedures emerge incessantly. If “a universal human need is familiarity” (Tuan 1993: 113), these ever-changing life worlds pose a challenge. Faced with ongoing change and pervasive novelty, how do individuals cope? I will argue that the process of warming provides one way through which people negotiate change and stability, the new and the old, the unfamiliar and the familiar. In the cold, insecure, and risky (post)modern times, warming is a strategy which individuals use to make their daily lives more romantic, cozy, hospitable, inalienable, and authentic.