Life Melted

The day ends deep into the dungeon of night and sleep is evading me like  a criminal running from the law. Time has been spent in the glare of a screen and there is the heaviness of fatigue and yet I’m wide awake. Lights and devices are shut off as I put the house to bed and I drag myself  down the stairs to the warmth of the place I love.

Tap opened to an icy flow like winter blustering outdoors. As it warms  a landslide of goosebumps roll from  my neck down to my ankles and a shudder of delighted anticipation breaks free. Slipping out of the restraints of clothing and under garments,  a private freedom is found. Impatient for the release, I plunge a foot in and inhale sharply from the nearly scalding heat which I ignore as I lower in to a new wave of goosebumps.

With eyes closed I lay back and exhale the breath that has been held as stress, unhappiness, anger and sleeplessness comes unknit . My muscles are liberated and emotions reduced to unimportant while the steam obscures the room and clarifies my mind.

Life melted, I’m happy and relaxed, and ready for sleep.

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I’m linking up with Write on Edge. Here is this weeks prompt:

This week, as we enter one of the busiest times of year, I say we take a lesson from these second graders and write about a (real) place that makes us feel peaceful.

Where is your quiet place? What does it look like? What happens there?

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12 comments on “Life Melted

  1. Love this! I’d say more, but I think I’ll go take a bath instead.

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  2. Tina says:

    Life melted. What an apt description! I enjoyed reading this.

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  3. I actually exhaled, in relief, while reading this. And now I’m convinced I need to go run a bath. What a nice job on the prompt.

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    • debseeman says:

      Awww! Thanks! I’m glad I could convey the relief I experience at the end of the day when I sink into a nice hot bath. Preferably with a book to read and escape. (Ran out of words with the word limit on the prompt :D)

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  4. Beautifully written! I enjoyed experiencing the journey through your quiet place.

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  5. Galit Breen says:

    Oh my, bliss! I love a hot shower/ bath and the quiet that comes with it!

    I adore the phrase “life melted!”

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    • debseeman says:

      It’s just what it feels like right? All the junk from life just melting away. One of those “phrases” that just came to me 🙂

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  6. lebarnes says:

    I’m not a bath kinda girl but this makes me want to jump in and settle down for a while! I love your description of the water turning from ice cold to warmth.

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  7. debseeman says:

    Thank you for visiting 🙂

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