"My home is my shower. The shower is the only place..."
There is a Quaker saying: “Let your life speak.” Describe the environment in which you were raised – your family, home, neighborhood, or community – and how it influenced the person you are today.
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My home is my shower. The shower is the only place where I am completely cut off from society, and I can just think. The shower is an attentive audience to my tone-deaf singing. The shower is there for me if I need to cry - my secrets are safe within its tiled walls. During the most turbulent days of my life, from the day my parents got divorced to the day I learned my neighbor had passed away, the shower was there for me.
Throughout all the phases of my life, from moving to growing old, the shower will always be there to rain down comfort and insight. I used to run in and out of the shower as fast as I could, as being alone scared me, but now I embrace the isolation as some much-needed alone time. My house is clouded by tragic memories of my parents fighting, but the shower provides a sanctuary where I can escape. For me, the shower is a way to not only clear my mind, but to clear my soul. It is a reset button, a place where I can forget for a few minutes the stress that I have, and be transported to a world of peace.