Rather inefficient to have to heat an entire house to keep a sole occupant warm. Extra clothing is a partial solution but doesn't address the parts that are still exposed to the surrounding temperature, like hands, face. Is there not some method of heating just the body to perhaps a few inches around that body so it could exist in any climate and stay comfortable? Since I've thought of it it likely already exists or is in the planning stages. I hope to hear of it.
Maybe it is time to realize we could do this ourselves - send 'heat' out into the energy field that surrounds us, be our own perfect heating system. It would also heat the objects we come into contact with like chairs and clothing. Need someone to run this 'four minute mile' and release the rest of us to the awareness and the doing of it.
I got chatting with a lady on the weekend about personalizing a home. She lives on an Island where creativity doesn't have to bow hugely low to building codes and requirements and her descriptions of what they had done to her place had me smiling widely. (Okay, an occasional sigh! Visions of more "You want to do what???"'s in my head.)
But, as with all networking from the heart, my horizons expanded. While bent uncomfortably at bathtub washing out a blouse this morning, realized I do a lot of hand laundry at the moment and suddenly came to mind just what I would like for a bathroom sink in the planned renovation. A trough type. Something with depth. Easy to clean. Interesting with some history to it. A modified laundry tub, I suppose. Taps that will easily accomodate hair washes as well. The vision will fine tune and the details merrily gather around this base. Then it's finding someone who will not say, "You want to do what?" with a frown and doubt. But will take that same sentence into the "Wow, what a great challenge!" adventure.
We need what we want and we want what we need. The two are interdependent. Denying 'wants' is another of those intriguing 'shoulds' that strangles joyous living. It is only by allowing ourselves our 'wants' that we come to our true 'needs'.
Has anyone done a study to see if there is a relation between those who farm and harvest the contents of their nose and those who do not and the frequency with which they catch colds or get the flu? Seems it would be a worthwhile project. Nose picking is such an interesting taboo!