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Precious Drops

Precious Drops

A few months ago, my hot water heater exploded.

We were without hot water for a few days while we waited for our new gas-operated heater. “With gas,” the salesman explained, “the hot water never runs out!”

I wondered to myself, “Have I ever run out of hot water?” Shivering at the thought, I paid the ridiculous price for this luxury.

It was not until I took my first “bath” in Cuba, that I suddenly had the first pangs of gratitude for the utter
abundance of my situation.

A bucket. A cup. And soap that I had brought myself from home. Worried that I might get cold, the lady of the house boiled the water on a gas burner.

It was the most satisfying hot bath I have ever had!

Posted: 19 October 2005