The toilet had it in for her. It roared loudly just before it spit at her, and then formed an alliance with the sink and its friend the towel dispenser to leave her dripping.
Beryl was at one of the world’s busiest airport. Nature called. She joined a long line of other women who waited to be attacked by the latest bathroom technology. Seat covers that magically changed themselves, automated waste flushing, and sensors to control everything from soap to light switches. That’s how far we’ve come when filling our most basic human need.
How often do you stop to give thanks for a functioning human body? It’s easy to forget that going to the bathroom is one of life’s most important miracles. We chuckle knowingly at Beryl’s story, and remember a time when we too, found that relieving ourselves was a challenge.
Next time, don’t be shy: Pee and pray. There is nothing more sacred then honoring the cycles of our body.
A single request—
The plumbing of a human being
has pipes, valves and openings
working in sync with
food I eat and liquids I drink.
Please set into motion
this life-giving process
and I will feel relief—
until it's time
to start all over again.
"PRAYING ON THE TOILET: RIGHT OR WRONG?"