Picture it & write – Oh it feels so good!

Ermilia’s Picture it & write   (Sunday August 5th 2012)

Once again, here is my offering to ‘Picture It & Write’ hosted by Ermilia (Ermisenda and Elizabeth) who invite others to join them by writing a fictional story or poem to accompany an image presented on their blog.


– bath ..
by ~ aida-julia
Reproduced from Emilia’s Blog

“Oh it feels so good.”

“Don’t disturb me,” she said.

“Don’t disturb me while I’m here.

Please turn the TV down, and go away.

Please don’t disturb me as I awaken my skin.

Please don’t disturb me whilst I allow it to sing.

Oh please; let me lay here, in this my reverie.

Oh please; don’t disturb me, my dear friend.

I’ve had a hard journey this day.

I’ve tried hard to do all that was expected of me.

I’ve tried hard to please.

I’ve tried hard to do all those things that needed me.

Now it’s my time.

Please; don’t disturb me, my friend.”


    1. Love water… What better way to relax than to immerse ourselves in the cleansing warmth.
      I’m so sorry that you don’t have a bathtub currently… If I could I’d send you one…. 😉

      1. none of the houses where i have lived had a bathtub, my ancestral home was two hundred years old so its toilets were absolutely primitive. and most of the middle class rented houses of india just supply a shower and taps 🙂

        i used to pour bucket after bucket on my head, that was quite pleasing too.

        i too love water. just love it.

        1. I holidayed in India for a short time and loved it. During my stay in 95 I spent some time in Sai Baba’s ashram where I lived in a long shed which housed 100 women. We had about 6 toilets and showers to share. The water supply was intermittent and the conditions quite primitive. I have never enjoyed myself more on any holiday! Because it was warm, I didn’t feel the need for a bath and would take a filled bucket of water into the shower just in case the water supply stopped (which it did on one occasion, leaving me soaped up and no water for rinsing… haha).
          I’m sure though, living without the things that I take for granted, for a prolonged period of time, may be quite a different story! 🙂

  1. Oh, this sounds like me in the shower. It’s my strict thinking time. I don’t like having to cut it short at all. Thanks for contributing this week to Picture it & write!

    – Ermisenda

  2. I can certainly relate. There’s nothing like a nice bath. It seems that’s when everyone wants to knock, call or get in a spat. I thought it was me in that tub, so well written as always.

    1. I now feel somewhat sorry for my mother who had 7 children (5 girls & 2 boys). I can remember walking in on her whilst she was soaking. The look of disdain upon her face is now very understandable… Oh, and also her snippy voice as she answered whatever drama caused her soak to be interrupted… They say hindsight gives 20/20 vision…! haha..

    1. I so agree with you Micheline; It does come down to respect. One would hope that we all ‘get that’ and give that to all. A simple act of bathing can be a much need ritual in our lives; bringing calm and serenity to our minds and bodies…..

      1. I think you are right. It comes down to respect. Even if one does not like oneself, one should try to respect oneself. That is the hand one has been dealt. Yes bathing can be a ritual and refresh not only the body, but the mind or soul. You make insightful comments. They make me think..
        Thank you..

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