I step into the bathtub and I pull the curtain across, creating a four walled space where I have only thoughts. I turn the wall-mounted temperature control and water flows like constant rain upon me. I turn the control to fit my temperature needs, the water is cold first-thenhot-then just right. The intensity of the liquid stream is weak on my back. I reach up to the shower head above and I adjust the intensity to reach it's highest setting. Water pounds on my back and makes me feel alive. Steam fills the space, wafting into my nose and obscuring my vision to a minor degree. Now that all is just right, I have nothing but time to ponder the mysteries of the universe. I stay for thirty-two minuets and forty-three seconds, and I come out a deeper man.