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Taking a bath at 3am

I really love baths. For the past decade, or so, I’ve tried taking a bath every night. It’s my time. My gift to myself. There were times, in the past, when I took baths and answered work calls. Dumb move. Really, dumb move. Anyone will tell you that no job is worth that moment of zen. Yet, sometimes, we get so caught up day in and day out in doing a good job. Giving it our own. Yet, we’re easily replaceable. Sadly.

But I have digressed. A little.

This week has been difficult. Actually, the past six weeks have been unbearable. Yet, I have shown up day after day. People ask me how I do it. I have no real answer other than that I have to. But because everything has been topsy turvy, there have been times during which I have had to forsake my baths. Ouch. Talk about self-sacrifice.

Last night, or rather technically, this morning I woke up and realized I should treat myself to a bath. Indeed, I got up at 3am and filled my tub with scalding hot water and soaked happily.

I had woken up from a nightmare and waded into a dream. It was only a 20-minute bath, but it did immense good to my well-being.

Don’t put off for tomorrow what you can do today. Even a small thing, such as a bath, should not be a dream deferred.

3 replies »

  1. Glad you have an outlet ( 🙂 ). And chose to use it, even in the middle of the night.

    I took the middle-of-the-night pain pills – which I try not to take – and am going back to bed as soon as I put some food down the hatch to keep from having the pills shred my stomach lining. A bath sounds much nicer.

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  2. “Calgon Take me Away” Dear Miriam

    True It’s More Than An Advertising

    Logo to Sell Shampoo Like a Relaxing

    Bath In Meditating Contemplating Flow

    One With Nature Leaves Birds And Bees

    FLoWeRS UNFoLDinG ‘Zen’ ‘Tao’

    in ‘Wu Wei’ Ways With So Many

    Other Metaphors For LoVE iN Peace

    Leaves RiSinG

    Green Falling

    Same Brown

    To Return Leaves
    of Grass Green Key True

    Creating This Spring Within
    Rebirth From All the DarKness Life May BRinG..:)

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