healing haven

June 19, 2008

Different Scrubs in Different Tubs (7)

 

Unnoticed

     as she looked down and watched

     as people came to the big tub

            for the scrub

 

Scrubbed

     of dirt from the here and now

     of all identity in life

            from strife

 

Scrubbed

     of preconceived notions

     of the dying process way

            identity new each day

 

Changes

     occur every day we live

     some visible rocks, some dust

            shape-shifters each of us

 

Wow, quite a difference from the Roman baths in Bath, England.  Those were for soldiers and aristocrats mostly.  Dame Washalot’s Bath House seems to cater to a full range of people and washes off more than just physical dirt and sweat.  From the sounds of it, the Dame scrubs deep to wash off self-doubt, inhibitions and preconceived notions.  What a delightful difference!

 

 

She flew out the window and returned for her satchel before changing back into herself.  Remembering her spa massage six years ago, about 8 months after her hysterectomy where the woman seemed to be trying to scrub out her scar and her surgery, she was ready for another massage, this one from the Dame.  With head held high, she walked to Dame Washalot’s Bath House and entered.

(see also http://cityofladies.wordpress.com/2008/04/20/different-scrubs-for-different-tubs/#comments)

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1 Comment »

  1. Wonderful comparison!

    Vi

    Comment by woodnymph — June 20, 2008 @ 8:13 am |Reply


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