The Delightful Dozen: 12 of the Greatest Physical Sensations On The Planet

Great post. Simple things are the best!

Field Notes From Fatherhood

VitruvianMan “Enjoy your body. Use it every way you can. Don’t be afraid of it or of what other people think of it. It’s the greatest instrument you’ll ever own.”

So wrote Chicago Tribune columnist Mary Schmich (not Kurt Vonnegut for a commencement speech, as many people believe), and with that thought in mind I cotton-swabbed my ears today with particular satisfaction. Which got me wondering. Firstly, why is cleaning your ears after a shower so magnificently pleasurable? Secondly, what other physical sensations are simply sensational, and how would I compile a list of my own?

This is that list.

12. Slipping into really warm water. Who doesn’t love the feeling of a warm bath, or of stepping into a steaming jacuzzi? There’s something almost prenatal about it, like reentering the warm, comforting waters of the womb. Or is that just gross?

11. Cleaning your ears with a cotton swab

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