I relaxed in the tub for about half an hour, letting the water lap around me as I lay with my eyes closed. It was nice to be able to simply bask and let my worries seep away from me for a little while. As I rested in my cradle of steam and water my mind began to wander and I let it go willingly, knowing exactly where it would turn. I was not disappointed when it ventured to a place far distant, a place that I hope someday I'll see. There I dallied, music playing in my head as I thought of somebody incredibly special. In my mind I imagined that they had done this very same thing earlier today and had enjoyed the experience as thoroughly as I did. These thoughts kept me company and suffused me with a warmth that had little to do with the water that surrounded me.
This was a good way to end my day. Tomorrow will bring with it new challenges, but hopefully it will also bring good news as well. Regardless of the outcome I have a new memory to turn to that makes me smile a little, and I'll guard it rather jealously.
The highway man came riding