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Bubblebath

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At times a plain bath or shower won’t do, and neither will just a quick clean up. Sometimes we need something both more and less than a bath or shower. Something that isn’t a bath or shower at all. Sometimes we need a bubblebath. And nothing else will do. A bubblebath doesn’t necessarily mean scented bath oil, a glass of wine, and a good book; it may mean Snuffy the Tugboat and little yellow ducks all in a row, or a torrent of water cascading over a cliff, or splashing around in a pool of water in or outdoors. The original purpose may have been to relax, invigorate, and refresh oneself physically; but playing in the water actively or passively can take one out of one’s self to a completely different plane. It’s a completely different level of relaxation tied to the element closest to us in composition and characteristics; after all water comprises up to 60% of our bodies: the brain  is composed of 70% water, and the lungs are nearly 90% water. Water is the only place where we can defeat gravity, at least for a while; and bubbles can only increase the feeling of lightness and buoyancy. Feeling light and buoyant is bound to lighten the mood as well, which is always welcome. Although the traditional bubblebath certainly has its merits, the range of other kinds of bubblebaths warrants sampling – especially if one has any curiosity at all. Can you think of another bubblebath that might be fun, exciting, or relaxing?

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Author: EllenphanPhotos

I've been struck many times by the thoughts that run through my head when I'm outdoors and contemplating nothing in particular. The thoughts can be profound or silly, sad or joyful, relevant or not. But they're always there. And with just a bit of concentration they can lead to the most astonishing places and on the most convoluted trails. Exploring those vagaries and jigs and jogs is fun. I'm attempting to find more of these trails to see if they lead anywhere or nowhere, because even nowhere is somewhere. The bits and pieces of the outdoors help to make the indoors survivable. Photos help bring the outdoors in and remind me of many of the thoughts I had while still outside, a very valuable tool they are, too.

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