Monday, May 23, 2011

The Power of Showers

I am convinced that showers (and maybe bathrooms in general) have some kind of mystical power.  I'm not talking about the obvious physical cleaning that takes place in the shower but rather the thoughts that are born there.  Have a problem that needs to be solved?  Need inspiration for a scene that just won't write?  Take a shower, my friends.

I don't know what it is, but as soon as I get in the shower, I start to puzzle over whatever is bothering me.  I've worked out countless plot issues in my book and problems in my life.  The thoughts and inspiration flow like the water, washing away whatever is blocking me.  Come to think of it, what could I do with a waterproof laptop?  I could probably write the next great American Novel, along with a few Broadway plays and Oscar-winning movies.  Well, provided I could overcome prune fingers and an uncooperative water heater.

Tell me, am I alone in this?  Am I the only person who tends to think best in the shower?  Surely, I'm not the only strange one out there.


  1. It happens to me, too. I remember that at least once I've jumped out of the shower, dripping wet and naked to write down an idea.

  2. Shower Power to you Beth! And, NO, you are not strange for thinking in the shower... I contemplate which color lipstick I'll be putting on and which one of my many favorite perfumes I will be wearing for the day... cups up! xoxo

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  4. Showers are a wonderful place to relax and unwind... and then think... I just wish it were easier to have a nice, long, hot one more often (without two kids pestering me:).
    Thanks for sharing:)
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