My partner loves to take prolonged showers. If he can think of any reason during the day to take a second–or third shower, he’s in there and usually for a considerable amount of time. I, on the other hand, am a once-a-day shower taker unless there is an “emergency.” To me, showers are necessary but certainly not essential for a feeling of restoration. They are cleansers only to me. After I have washed all of my “essentials,” I then shampoo my hair after which I’m out of there. I have read that there are some reasons to back up my reluctant showers, studies that show that Americans shower too much and eradicate certain nutrients that keep the body healthy. I don’t know. I just know that I shower, not for pleasure but for cleanliness. I will admit though that I do love an occasional bath, especially in the wintertime when the only heat that warms my bones is water heat. For some reason, a shower doesn’t provide as much warming as soaking in a hot tub of water.
Reader, I will miss blogging on the 15th and 17th, and will return to WordPress on June 19th.