Sunday, December 14, 2008

Salt, Soda & Sandalwood


Baths are not about getting clean.
Baths are about rejuvenation.
Baths are a production involving all the senses.
Hot steaming water, sea salt, baking soda, sandalwood oil.
Candlelight, insense, music.
Music like Baroque for Bathtime, which starts with Vivaldi's Concerto in D for Guitar, and ends with Pachobel's Canon, also in D. A cd which lasts about as long as the water stays comfortable.
A glass of wine, a cup of tea, or even just a glass of water.

Head in the water
hair floating like a mermaid's
lost in the touch of water
the scent of sandalwood
the sound of violins, flutes and guitar
the world falls away
and there is nothing but the moment.
I should do this more often.
and no, that is not my bathtub.....sigh.

2 comments:

ginger said...

speaking of bath tubs...i watched the first season of weeds yesterday (awesome show) and the bath tub this woman has is big enough for about 3 people to fit comfortably up to their necks! she'd just been shot at so she was in it fully clothed and without water so it's apparently a safe haven as well.

i'm so jealous.

my bath tub is tiny and you can hear the people upstairs urinating so it's not that great of an experience.

word verification: wisibow. that's just good policy.

Jenn said...

I was definitely going to ask if that was your tub but you answered before I had a chance :) This sounds wonderful. I have some lavender oil and some of that other stuff too. It has been ages since I've just relaxed in a tub! Definitely a good soul rejuvinating experience.