I got to take a shower today! It’s about 3 1/2 weeks post-surgery. The warm water felt amazing.
What kept going through my head was a moment from one of the first “reality TV” series, The Real World. It was the 3rd season, set in San Francisco, and grunge monkey Puck was prominent.
After being questioned by housemates about his personal hygiene, Puck stated something to the effect that he loved going a long time between bathing, getting really dirty, so that it would feel so good when he got clean.
I don’t know why his words have stuck in my head for over 20 years! I’m trying to figure out how to “spin” post this so I can say something enlightening and profound to inspire you. Alas, I got nothing. Just do the next right thing.