This mythical, yet commonly found instrument is underrated – or at minimum, misunderstood. It stands there idly in the home, as a lowly servant. It cleanses and cleans anyone who has access. But little do we know of its magical life giving powers. Humans have a deep innate knowing of this, but are cursed to never understand it. In much the same way a dog can always sense a ghost*.
See, yesterday I had a severe headache. Today I woke up in deep depression (it’s been a great weekend*). This is when the deep knowing of the shower comes into its own. For it was the shower, my saviour, who I turned to in my time of need. Depressed, weary and bed ridden, I say to myself ‘have a shower Mindfump, you’ll feel better after a shower’.
Naturally I attribute this spontaneous idea to some innate feeling or divine calling, the shower is obviously speaking to me. As opposed to me being obviously deluded by my naivety. As If I genuinely believe a shower is going to cure me of my ills, yesterday it is curing a headache. Today, it is tasked with curing my depression.
On a side note it says a lot about society when a person within that society is so desperate, so low, they try to substitute inaccessible professional level medical care (counselling, therapy, psychiatrists or medication) – for a shower.
Who knows maybe a shower will help or maybe it is just wishful thinking, or maybe it is just me just trying to trick myself into taking small steps. However I think it is fair to say I am not entirely convinced a shower can cure my depression – but I am a lot cleaner.
*There’s no such thing as ghosts – or mythical showers for that matter.