Saturday, April 11, 2009


Why is it that we tend to spend an inordinate amount of time in the shower washing parts of ourselves that aren't actually that dirty? Such as the center of our chest or our upper arms. I've been tracking this recently, and have found it quite hilarious. I will spend several full minutes loofah-ing my arms and shoulders (as if their cleanliness is really a problem for me who sits at a desk all day reading and thinking about theology). For some reason it's hilarious to me that something that we do every single day could actually make no sense from an efficiency standpoint.....Thoughts, dear readers?

1 comment:

  1. i actually feel like i have to take a shower everyday. it is weird. maybe ocd? in fact, i've had the very same conversation with myself about efficiency (shocking) but rather just think that it is a cleansing ritual. i believe paulsell would agree. it is honoring the body to give it enough attention to wash parts - no need for the precursory dirtiness.