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.