Hope & Healing Through Photography and Poetic Expression

My Blessed Tub

When the going gets rough,
I light a candle, turn on some
soul-soothing music, and soak in a
hot saltwater bath.

It’s such an important ritual for me, one I return to over and over again each night.

Last night I was especially blessed to have a full moon, and mesmerizing clouds floating peacefully in my window’s view.

Today was a better day…and thus, I wanted to share.

Love & Gratitude to all~

 Robyn Lee

 ps: Top Tub Tune – She has the voice of an angel.

Ong Namo means: I bow to my higher self (or teacher within)…


37 responses

  1. Looks like a nice place to be…good for you. 🙂

    May 7, 2012 at 11:59 PM

    • Blissful place to be Scott! Thank you!

      May 8, 2012 at 1:17 AM

      • I can tell that it is…you’re welcome. 🙂

        May 8, 2012 at 9:02 AM

  2. Tara Smith

    I am glad to hear that you had a better day!! Wasn’t that such an awesome moon. Nice that we were both enjoying it.
    Sending LOVE

    May 8, 2012 at 12:07 AM

    • Hey Tara Thanks! Moon was amazing last night!! Yes – with the help of lot tons of good energy from everyone, and a return to Neurontin… and of course my baths 🙂 Hoping I can maintain. The steroids from the block threw me for a loop!! Pain levels still have a ways to go – but thankful for a human day! ps: added a song i listen to in the tub ( end of post) if you are interested… Sending LOVE!

      May 8, 2012 at 1:22 AM

      • Tara Smith

        I love the song. Thank you. I’ll be humming good thoughts for you 🙂 xo

        May 9, 2012 at 4:01 AM

      • This song has saved me Tara. I sing it to myself while I’m in the MRI machines! Even my daughters have adopted it as a stess-escape tool. Stumbled on it years ago – and just stuck in my head. I have a bunch of her music on my i phone 🙂 Sendiing Love…

        May 9, 2012 at 2:21 PM

  3. Bless me.. so to speak

    May 8, 2012 at 12:07 AM

    • You are Blessed Dean! LOL! Thanks for adding a bit of humor ~ always welcome 🙂

      May 8, 2012 at 1:22 AM

  4. Hmm now I soak the meaning of tubing. Robyn (and I say this with excitement) good for you!
    How evolving and personal my friends blogs are becoming. Layer after layer unfolding! – – Up State correct?
    The framed windowsills twinkles my past. . Enjoy your well deserved soak : )

    May 8, 2012 at 12:12 AM

    • Thanks you Mari. Yes – I feel like this WordPress is a neighborhood of sorts and we are all becoming more at ease and can open and share with greater comfort now… I don’t know how many layers I can reveal, but this one just felt right. Up State – do you mean where I reside? No it’s actually an area 2 hours from NYC — a resort community on Eastern Long Island. I live here year round though. I like the twinkles (windowsills) though — the windows do seem to evoke that kind of sensation 🙂 Love my soaks!! ps: added a song to my post that I listen to in the tub if you are interested….Hypnotic and spiritual (Ong Namo). Sending you good thoughts tonight and always!!

      May 8, 2012 at 1:32 AM

  5. victoriaaphotography

    Looks heavenly, Robyn. I couldn’t do without my morning soak in a tub full of hot water – it does wonders for the back pain and stiffness when I get up each morning. I hate the rare times I have to shower – it’s just not the same pleasure for the soul, or provide the same depth of back plain relief.

    So glad to hear you’re having a better day.

    May 8, 2012 at 12:17 AM

    • Thanks Victoria – yes heavenly — look forward to these moments in my tub. I never tried a morning soak but maybe should consider. It’s all about winding down and closure for the day. Wish I could say I got pain relief, but mostly it’s meditative time for me to center myself. I do yoga type stretches in the water too… and that is always wonderful. Appreciate your good thoughts for me. Sending them right back to you!

      May 8, 2012 at 1:35 AM

  6. How lovely!

    May 8, 2012 at 12:25 AM

    • Thank you Julie… it is. Highly recommend 🙂 Do you soak? Of course the moon doesn’t usually make an appearance like last night – but still a wonderful ritual … sending Love!! RL

      May 8, 2012 at 1:37 AM

      • Unfortunately we don’t have a bath – only a shower!

        May 8, 2012 at 2:04 AM

      • Showers can be very effective too Jules. My morning shower is a major meditation (1.5 hours +) 🙂

        May 8, 2012 at 10:52 AM

  7. amazing! 😉

    May 8, 2012 at 2:01 AM

    • Thanks poojycat! So glad you thought so too!

      May 8, 2012 at 10:53 AM

  8. Looks so tranquil.

    May 8, 2012 at 3:38 AM

    • Thanks silentlyheard! Very much so!

      May 8, 2012 at 10:54 AM

  9. Oh my God…You’re right where you should be,,,This is pure heaven, Robyn and I’m glad you’re having a slice:)))))

    May 8, 2012 at 6:11 AM

    • Yes totally – It’s like a vitamin pill for me — treasured evening ritual. Thank you David:)

      May 8, 2012 at 10:56 AM

  10. Jill

    A really beautiful image. An environmental portrait of sorts which succeeds on so many levels. You are truly blessed with a good eye and a sensitivity to your surroundings.

    May 8, 2012 at 7:39 AM

    • Thank you Jill! I had absolutely no intention of taking this photo btw:) My music was playing on my iphone on the tub platform and as I settled into the water and gazed at that moon – I was jolted out of my “meditative state”!! Of course the photo obsessed person in me automatically reached for the camera (phone) – and (after drying my wet hands) began snapping away at the moon). I’m so glad you thought it succeeds on many levels – as photographically I’m so spoiled by having natural lighting for most all my images. I could not resist the mood though — and sharing what to me is such an essential healing ritual. Sending Love! RL

      May 8, 2012 at 11:07 AM

  11. Looks and feels yummy…and the moon….wonderful…

    May 8, 2012 at 8:10 AM

    • Oh the moon was just unworldly in that setting. Unexpected and wonderful, yes! Thanks Meryl!

      May 8, 2012 at 10:57 AM

  12. braunrcb

    That looks very relaxing. I haven’t listened to my music in a while.

    May 8, 2012 at 9:45 AM

    • Good reminder then Renee! I know how much u enjoy the yoga and meditative music too! Xo

      May 8, 2012 at 7:09 PM

  13. ronda flick

    We know what made the night so nice, we finally saw each other after a few years!!!! Seeing my friend of about 33 years is always soothing to me. Love you!!!!!!!

    May 8, 2012 at 6:20 PM

  14. 😉 Aww… Yes Ron, I did consider that you brought me some good energy when you came by!! Thank you, and yes — something very special about childhood bonds, and especially ours. Only wish I was the “real” me – so we could get into mischief together once again. For now, I’ll be grateful you understand my plight. Love you too!

    May 8, 2012 at 8:36 PM

  15. I took a bath last night after finishing my sirloin steak. Was not as “pretty” as your photo, but it doesn’t take much to make a man happy.

    May 8, 2012 at 9:03 PM

    • 😉 I bet it was a wonderful bath jeb (and a yummy steak too)! If you close your eyes – it’s as “pretty” as you make it — right? I’m glad you liked the post ~ and thanks for visiting!

      May 8, 2012 at 9:21 PM

  16. you do know that the moonlight shining through the window there adds some extra special magic to the water …
    my compliments to the architect who designed that bathroom and of course to you Robyn for the awesome share once again,
    best thoughts and wishes being sent your way as always …:)

    May 8, 2012 at 9:09 PM

    • Yes — I hoped that amazing moon would shine some miracle energy into my water! Thanks Jim – I love my bathroom too ~ especially the tub. So glad you liked the post, just felt right to share a tiny ritual that is so important to me. Wonder if it inspired anyone to try a candlelit bath tonight 🙂 Sending good wishes your way !

      May 8, 2012 at 9:59 PM

  17. I always take a shower – haven’t taken a bath in years! But this post makes me reconsider…

    May 9, 2012 at 10:43 AM

    • 😉 Get some Epsom salts too fotografzahl – I’m a shower in the morning girl myself – need that pounding massage action and showers can’t be beat for the “feel clean” experience,…baths are about unwinding, relaxing and mediation for me. So 2 different experiences – go for it…and Thanks for your great comment!

      May 9, 2012 at 11:23 AM

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