I lie in the bath. The water is hot and I am grateful. I’ve lived without hot water so many years I tear up when slide into a hot bath.
The faucet drips. It falls into my bath, I try to feel that’s okay. The water will be used, enough water to serve two households on the other side of the world for an entire day, just for my pleasure.
The building’s water is paid for by the landlord. He isn’t responsive to tenant concerns. I try not to think about this. It diminishes the experience and my choice. It doesn’t honor the water I’m submerged in. I start to feel a little crazy. Why can’t I enjoy a bath without sorrow for people who must risk death for a drink of contaminated water?
Other’s responses to times I was unable to keep my mouth shut surface. “If I have the ability to enjoy comforts why shouldn’t I?” “Denying yourself doesn’t change anything.” “You cannot save the world.”
Drip. Drip. Drip.
Day 19 in the United States of America
I’ve always loved that Kahlo painting. On your recommendation, I got her diary. Amazing. I have bought it as gifts for two friends as well.
It is my favorite Kahlo. So glad your enjoying the journal. I recently viewed some of her outfits, it was a really interesting exhibit with lots of information about how she used clothing to create her mystique. I’ll see if I can find a link for you. Good to hear from you Letizia, I hope your settling into your school year with ease and fun.
Our exchange inspired me to post the info on my FB page
There you’ll find a link to the Museo and an an interesting article about current Kahlo influenced fashion.
If you haven’t time to visit. Here’s the fashion article, http://grey-magazine.com/appearances-can-be-deceiving-the-dresses-of-frida-kahlo
Have a great day!
Thanks for the link – really interesting!
Hope all is well with you and you’re enjoying your stay in the States!
Glad you liked it! All is well.
That’s a great painting. I laughed at your pleasure. My wife and I lived in Thailand for several years without hot water–except for coffee and cooking. I finally broke down and bought a water heater after we continually had to heat a tea pot of hot water to be added to a five gallon bucket. It is a great little device that is used in many countries. It’s an on-demand device.
What really amazes me is that my wife put up with the no hot water so well.
Many things we take for granted in the States is somewhat of a luxury in other places.
We do that too, but only at night or in December. Mostly I’m just too lazy 🙂 and a cold shower is good for the soul and the nervous system. I am more inclined to heat water for dishes, though infrequently. I’m amused by the products in Mexico that are marketed as “dish soap that cuts grease without hot water!” and ‘ toilet paper that doesn’t sink when you can’t flush it!” peace to you Dannie
I should have added that we too only use hot water for baths in the ‘Winter’.
So fascinating your thoughts …. Always been mesmerized by this painting too ! Xx