Thank Heavens for the invention of the shower. Soothing water drops massage and alleviate us. Our bodies relax, along with body oils and dirt, stress seems to wash off.
But, there is something else a shower can be for a writer— inspirational magic. The cobwebs clear up. I have gained insight, clarification, ideas, and mentally solved problems while in the shower. I can’t say how many home improvement projects have been conceived then, to my husband’s chagrin.
What is it about a shower that so inspires us? They say it is the negative ions that fill the air once we turn on a shower or go near a waterfall or go to the beach, that give us that sense of clear thinking and happiness. I would love to sit by the ocean or waterfall, pen and pad or laptop in hand. According to WebMD, negative ions are like vitamins in the air that positively affect our brains.* Continue reading