Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Cold Showers

It's been a problem creeping around my house in the wee hours of the morning. No one knows when it's going to strike and you just hope that it's not going to be you.

So the Russian Roulette had been spun, and I was the lucky one.

First of all, nothing wakes you up quite like a cold shower. Your teeth chatter and really the only good thing that comes from it is that your hair usually looks more shiny.

I can't complain too much though. Cause on most days I do have hot running water. And I have running water 24/7 be it hot or cold.

That can't be said in alot of places of the world. Yeah, they might have running water, but not all the time. And they probably don't have heated water.

So I guess this is a post about being thankful for what I have. And for a cold shower to make me realize it all.


LShave said...

The hot showers are few, far between, and very much appreciated here in El Salvador.

As far as the article... it speaks to a lot of the things I struggle with on bad days. I wonder what I'm doing here, and what I realistically have to offer in terms of development.

But the thing the author of that article misses, and what I remind myself of, is that international development is only one of the goals of the Peace Corps - not it's sole purpose. Cultural exchange and personal development are not only crucial to being a volunteer, but part of the goal.

Check out this link to read some of the feedback that article has generated. There's a link to a letter from the Peace Corps director as well. http://peacecorpsconnect.typepad.com/peacecorpspolyglot/2008/01/response-to-tim.html

Q said...

cold showers make your hair shiny? how does that work? is it cause you dont get the grease out? um... that sounds kinda gross when typed out on paper. it sounded less gross in my head.