For days now, I've been trying to put a finger on it...
Something as simple as the daily ritual of showering can hold so much. It's how I begin each morning--entering groggy; leaving fresh and renewed, ready to take on the day. But then there are the days when I want nothing more than to shower again at the end. Suddenly this "ritual" holds an entirely other purpose: To wash away all the negativity of the day; to heat my body through to the core in an effort to expunge all tension and emotional knots. But does it really work?
|Alexa Meade, Activate - 160x80 cm, Edition of 3 | 50x100 cm, |
Edition of 5 | 75x37.5 cm, Edition of 7.
(An incredible artist... Check out her work at alexameade.com/artwork)
In these moments, I am reminded that each day is like a production--whether performing for others or ourselves, the time must come when the curtain closes, and we are forced in an instant to reflect. Do we feel fulfillment from a performance well-mastered? Or do we stand by the bathroom mirror, holding off wiping the makeup from our eyes, hoping for a brief encore to salvage the day?
If only water could be so cleansing as to pierce the skin and wash clean the mind and soul, as well as the body... Maybe then we could find some ease.