The bath is drawn. Hot water filled with foaming, frothy bubbles. Ginger and Lime. Candles create a dance of lace patterned shadows on the wall. The lights are dimmed to just enough for reading. The Saturday Globe & Mail lies on the floor, each section carefully separated. A tray with a glass of juice, pear (with ginger and lime to match the bubbles) and a small box of chocolates is within easy reach. k.d.lang is singing.
She leans back. Sighs into the warmth. Opens the box of Lindor and unwraps the first of the three chocolate balls. She takes the Style section and holds arms aloft to turn the front page back.
The Globe T.O. section has fallen. Thank goodness for the bubbles. It is only half soaked.
Later.... the dried T.O. section is mildly scented. Lovely.