I escape, undetected, as the hot steamy water begins to fill the tub.
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
As I squeeze some lavender bath foam into the spray of water, I light the small candle hiding in the corner of the large, deep tub.
Softly, I close the door and sink with a huge sigh of escape.
My tall glass of iced tea awaits me on the ledge, alongside the newest book I’m reading.
The lavender bubbles surround me in their soft scent as I lean against a dry fluffy towel and open the heavy hardback (or, in some cases, the lighter Kindle).
Before I know it, I hear activity in the hallway. Someone is calling my name. I’ve been missed. Shoot! I’ve only just begun.
The Long Way Home by Louise Penny
Shhhhhhhhhhhh, it’s a secret!
I’m Leaving Time — Don’t tell anyone where I am!