Friday, September 3, 2010

Bathtime Bliss

I can't think of any sorrow in the world that a hot bath wouldn't help, just a little bit.

Susan Glasee
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I don't currently have a bath tub and I miss it very much. I'm always amused at those pragmatic sorts who say that a shower is better than a bath because it uses so much less water, as if somehow they were both to serve the same purpose. A shower automatically wastes water as it plummets to the drain. If you stayed in the shower as long as you stay in a bath just think of the water you'd waste.

To get clean take a shower. It's a good vigorous walk in the rain.

But to slide slowly into the warm and waiting arms of acceptance, to float weightless in the ocean of the universe, to bask in the womblike center where reason and fantasies meet, to be enwrapped in the magic carpet where the mundane matters of life become just drifting clouds, to travel on warm waves of solitary journeys into unknown lands where you are wanted and loved, to visit pastoral fields of calmness and stillness, to feel the knots slowly untie themselves and the doors slowly unlock, to be where the friendly sages of the world unite in harmonious song, to float through revelations of beauty, to visit secret places where dwell the water nymphs, to glide with ease along the winds and waves of flowered paths, to be lifted up to the mystical plateau where the invisible siren song caresses you, to fly through rainbows and ascend to where the worlds hum as they glide by, to know the serene state of your own being, to let your thoughts be washed of all doubt and worry, to be safe, where no trouble can touch you for an eternity and to rise renewed, regenerated, cleansed and reborn, take a bath.

DB
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PUZZLE - WEEKEND EDITION

Labor over this.
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KEZ RFCOG

Good luck.
DB
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4 comments:

Indigo said...

We have antiquated plumbing in our house. We don't take baths as the onslaught of all that water at once, would overwhelm the pipes. I miss a good long bath. My next house will have a claw-foot tub. (Hugs)Indigo

Valerie said...

I miss my bath time. I can't take a bath either. This post made me want a bath so badly. LOL Maybe someday I will have a home with a proper tub. I hope you can find a bath sometime, somewhere, Dana. Hugs, Val xox

Arlene (AJ) said...

Guess we're all can't take bath people...due to a skin irratation I'm not to take a nice, soothing bath, just a cooler, quick shower. Oh the good ole days.

Just Bill said...

Dana, you blog today reminded me of having sex. I experienced all the feelings and emotions you mentioned then as I recall or my memory has not failed me completely.

I shower all the time even with a spa or a hot tub in my bathroom that I have only used twice in eleven years.
I will let you have it if you take out, move it out and repair the bathroom. Maybe you could install a lounge chair type of toilet for me.
Have a good labor day Bill