Tuesday, 27 November 2007

how warm is my water

what is it with humanity and hot water?

standing in the shower this morning, deliciously hot water streaming over my shoulders....and i wondered....

back home when it was really hot and the pool water temperature rose above 30 degrees ...
well, yeah, i might be tempted in for a bit of a dip. but generally, i am not excited by the thought of submerging my body into water that is less than really warm.

a nice long soak in a hot tub, very comforting, very relaxing. a body could spend quite a while in a bath of nice hot water.given enough uninterrupted bath time, a body could possibly come up with the question...which would lead to an answer...

a quick shower with those hot needles of water pounding on my back. tempting to tarry ... why, what is the fascination with warm water. do we remember in some small, sub conscious corner of our brain....
do we recall our womb time, surrounded by warm waters, nourished, happy and totally secure?

no wonder humanity was less than interested in personal hygiene, way back when...
very little pleasure to be found wallowing in a cold and muddy pond. i mean, what if neanderthal man had enjoyed access to warm water...

we might well be looking at a completely different scenario, a weird and wonderful world where sweet smelling neanderthals still run the show.

8 comments:

Hahn at Home said...

Ah, the simple thing sin life. Modern plumbing and a decent hot water heater. Nothing beats it. Except for maybe velcro. Another very fine invention.

sandwriter said...

ah velcro... what can i say hahn, what can i possibly say ....
now if the neanderthals ...

sandwriter said...

ah velcro... what can i say hahn, what can i possibly say ....
now if the neanderthals ...

Margo Moon said...

My butt has totally fallen off from laughing at "sweet smelling neanderthals." Thanks for that.

As for fine inventions, I favor helicopters. Now if the neanderthals...

sandwriter said...

omg! helicopters...neanderthals...
only imagine!
so much to write...so little time...

mary martin said...

how'd you like to submerge yourself in 80+ salty, clear water? every day.
come visit--you're room is waiting for you, and so is a certain greyhound . . .

Hahn at Home said...

Oh, my - Mary Martin does sound intriguin' - what's the dish?

sandwriter said...

hiya mary
i could certainly do with a bit of that! especially in need of a little heart to heart with a certain greyhound.