It's odd right...and probably not a great way to start a conversation with your best girlfriend, your dentist or child's guidance counselor, is it?
Don't answer. I already know.
It's just that when I'm in the shower and the water is running, drowning out the sounds of the cell phone, the email pings, the needy kids ~ the noise of daily life ~ I can actually think.
Behind that glass door, I feel like Superman. I am in my own Fortress of Solitude, and for a brief period of time each day, I am alone with my thoughts. I can hear myself and my mind is sharp.
Once inside that warm and steamy cubicle, my brain is on fire. I solve problems and make plans. The school papers I am supposed to sign, the friends' birthdays on the horizon, the errands and calls that I must complete, I can suddenly remember them all.
I am organized and creative, not to mention clean.
I have written entire pieces while shampooing and conditioning my hair, articles, posts, stories for my book. The words just seem to flow out of me as effortlessly as the water drips out of the rainfall head ~ eloquent and award winning prose, worthy of mass market publication...maybe even a Pulitzer.
In the shower, my powers are great.
Once outside the subway tiled walls, however, I call my kids by my dead cat's name and can't seem to find my car keys.
Oh and that blog post or book chapter that I had composed just moments before?
Evaporated like the steam that once filled the room. I can't remember even one wet word.
Drying off is a frustrating affair.
Without the running water to keep everything else at bay, all sorts of useless noise fills my head and I am mortal again.
I've thought about showering more than once a day, but I can't be sure the magic will stick. I'm afraid I'll just end up all pruney.
And there's nothing super about that.
Am I the only one who does this? Do you think in the shower?
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