"Mom, did you know you need love to survive?"
"Well, yes. You have to have someone to take care of you. It's really important."
"No, but you actually need it our you'll die."
I remember feeling like my Mom wasn't completely grasping the enormity of this new concept; that without being loved, something that is not physical, a person's physical body would cease to exist.
Other than food, water, sleep, and, amazingly, love, I'm pretty sure I couldn't live without my shower. First of all, I'm not good at functioning while I'm not clean. I'll spend an entire day of dirtiness, moping around the house and trying to diagnose myself (the flu? too little sleep? cancer?), and then I finally get around to taking a shower and voila! Miracle cure.
In addition to productivity, being clean also makes it a lot easier to make friends. Which makes it a lot easier to have best friends. Which contributes to the whole love thing which, as we've discussed, IS NECESSARY TO SURVIVAL!
Besides making me clean, showers are a very good place to think. I'd say that 75% of important life decisions/extraordinary ideas/hard-hitting realizations that I've had have taken place in the shower. Is there some kind of science behind that? Maybe the water stimulates my brain. Maybe it's the fact that the shower is one of the few places where we're forced to be truly alone. I don't know why or how, I just know it works.
Another thing I couldn't survive without? Blogging Everyday in July with Juliette, Allie, and Faith! (Good segue, huh?)