Tuesday, January 19, 2010

"I never feel so much myself as when I'm in a hot bath"

I have several routines throughout my day, whether it is waking up in the morning & putting the tea kettle on the stove, taking a catnap after class, or the way I wash my face at night. However, my favorite is taking a long, hot bath. I've been rather disgruntled the past few days because the temperature of the water has just not been quite right. I need water that's so hot I can barely think, so that my legs turn pink and I can see the steam rising. (Whether this is healthy or not will be left for another discussion, but it's just the way I like it!) Unfortunately, this week has been subpar in the bath water area. Until tonight, that is.

I feel the only other perfect description of the glorious bath is in the words of Esther Greenwood....

There must be quite a few things a hot bath won't cure, but I don't know many of them. Whenever I'm sad I'm going to die, or so nervous I can't sleep, or in love with somebody I won't be seeing for a week, I slump down just so far and then say: "I'll go take a hot bath."...I meditate in the bath. The water needs to be very hot, so hot you can barely stand stepping your foot in it. Then you lower yourself, inch by inch, til the water's up to your neck.

-The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath


Greer said...

oh i love beautiful long baths. they are the most peaceful thing.


Silmi Sabila said...

Ah this one is lovely <3

MissKellie said...

I just discovered your blog, and I love it! :)

That quote is pretty fantastic. It pretty much summarizes exactly why I prefer taking baths over showers. There's something much more relaxing and comforting about a nice bath. :)