keep telling myself to take a shower. “In 20 minutes, take a shower.” 20 minutes pass and I do not take a shower I do this thing where I look up people I admire on Twitter and see who they admire and then follow them — half because I want to learn from them and half because I want them to pay attention to me. Not showering yet is evidence that the half that wants them to pay attention to me is diminishing because not taking a shower shows I want education more than I want to be pretty or smell good and so these days not showering is a good sign that the ego (or is it the superego) is deflating.
or the fact that my long hair no longer looks better after I shower so why bother. My hair which used to be the best of me after my breasts but now lies as flat as they do, shower or no shower, is no longer a win-win is betraying me is possibly falling out no not now but possibly soon. I think of my Nini that time I walked in on her adjusting her wig in the mirror at the dresser in her bedroom. This was before the cancer and I confirm it with my father who says “her forties, I guess.”
So I better
6 thoughts on “A short reflection on showering”
Incredibly insightful and endearing, as always.
Thank you, Jen.
That’s so honest– all of it– but especially on the Twitter front, which yeah, I do too for both of the reasons you said.
I love the way you write and your honesty. I also love the way this connected with me and put a smile on my face. I believe it’s called recognition in part 🙂
Keeping your hair clean keeps it from falling out! Albert Eonstein showered twice a day… And look at his hair!
When in doubt about what to do, just remember this quotation from Lord Byron: “Till taught by pain, men really know not what good water’s worth.”