I always get contemplative in the shower. This usually means ten extra minutes just thinking, sometimes about my schedule, potential conversations I should have, recipes to try, thoughts on God. I think of it as Brain Blogging. If only I could immediately put those thoughts on the page. Cause as soon as I am out of my self-made steam room, the thoughts vanish… but every now and then there’s ONE that holds on.
I’ve been thinking back to a podcast from years ago on marriage and real life. The woman spoke of the need that our society has for excitement and newness. Always looking for the ultimate, or the latest spin on something. She challenged us to find beauty in the monotony. To find simple joy and deep pleasure in things we do or make in a typical day: it’s doing it well that counts. Kind of like a cast iron skillet, used over and over, for the same dish even, but it gets better and better each time.