Saturday, August 27, 2005


A cotton bath mat perished where it was brushed into a corner of the room, the shaft from a loofah had rolled under the tub and a toe nail was on the floor near a used sachet of Silvicrin shampoo. The men used to wash in sea water here, and today I did the same. In the remains of their bathroom, I soaked in a few litres of cleansing and renewing brine.