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Not rain showers. Hot showers. With body wash and silky conditioner.

I discovered today that there are two kinds of showers: everyday showers and transcendental showers. 

I had one of those transcendental showers today (thus, the discovery).

Through scientific reasoning, I've deduced that today's transcendental shower was a direct result of me actually using my body. 

I made a raised bed with Mr. UpCountry, 16'x4' and 12" deep. We weeded out the bed (hack-chawed (made-up word) the earth with a garden claw), laid down some landscape fabric (weed guard), built up the beds with beautiful boards and filled them halfway up with dirt.

There was lots of shoveling, sifting, hack-chawing and huff-puffing involved. There was even a near-accident with a garden rake (apparently stepping on them tines-up really does make them fly up towards your face). 

When all was said and done, I took a hot shower. 

And discovered transcendence. Having actually used my body, I ached in places I didn't know existed inside me. When I stepped under that stream of hot water, I melted. (Not really. Not Wicked Witch in Wizard of Oz melted).

Instead of taking a shower and thinking yeah, alright, this is nice, I stood in that shower and thought Holay jalapeno, this is... And that's about how good I am at explaining it.


Reader Comments (3)

I've had these transcendental showers that you speak of, but you're missing one element - an icy cold craft beer. I sounds hillbilly or juvenile, but it is exquisite. Notice that I said craft beer. Budweiser won't work. It is this icy cold beer that allows you to go from transcendence to actually passing through to the other side. The other side of what, you ask? Whatever. You'll know when you get there.

May 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterChris

Glad you had much success in your gardening.

May 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSweetLand Farm

Perfect way to describe a shower after hard work ♥ it!

May 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKelly

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