When I was a kid, I was so addicted to books I would read them in the shower. I tried to hold them out of the line of water-fire, but I am sure somewhere there was a librarian wondering why all the books she got back were slightly damp.
While I no longer desecrate books by reading in the shower (promise!), shower time is still imagination time. I write speeches (like my presidential inauguration address or my high school reunion commencement), I dream of future travels (India perhaps?) or even the classic, what if I won the lottery (quit grad school!).
When not lamenting a fallen, broken, painful world, I often think one of the OTHER most difficult aspects of life is that you only get one. Nowadays, there are so many possibilities and "lives to live," and I am somehow expected to make tough choices in which I pick only ONE path?? No wonder we feel overwhelmed with big decisions! I mean, I feel overwhelmed with the 107 cereal selections at Walmart, let alone making choices about careers, locales and starting a family! If not for the reality of a Sovereign God, I think I would be crushed under the weight of such decisions.