i stay at my b/f's more nights than i sleep home, but our condos are only a few blocks apart. this means we share the same city water.
however, when i shower at his place my skin always feels much drier afterward. since location is the only variable, i suspect it has something to do with the old pipes in his building leaching minerals.
and i do take hot showers and baths. it's been so snowy and bitterly cold here lately, it's the only time of day i actually feel warm. i minimize my exposure to toxins in many ways, but cold showers as a habit are a hard limit.
As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy and to make plans.
– Ernest Hemingway