Revisiting family cloth 🧻

How the pandemic changed my mind about reusable toilet paper

Ok, what changed?

  • A bidet changes everything. With a bidet, family cloth isn’t really about poop or even pee… the bidet cleans you, and then you’re just using the family cloth as what one person referred to as a dab rag.
  • A pandemic changes everything. Quarantined at home with both dwindling funds and more time than we used to have, lots of us got thrifty and domestic in ways that 2012 couldn’t imagine. Back then, Obama was in office for god sake! There was plenty of toilet paper! I didn’t have the time or need to think about this stuff!
  • Having survived a wave of identity death changes everything. One of the weird silver linings of going through a shitshow / midlife crisis / life catastrophe is that it strips off your sense of identity.

Is that… LIBERATION!?

But here’s the thing: your brain is always changing! Neuroplasticity exists!

MY QUESTIONS FOR YOU

  • When in your life have you totally written something off, only to realize later that it was of value?
  • What does your ego do when you’re confronted with the reality that an old belief is no longer relevant? Does it get angry, sad, defensive, or analytical?
  • What aspect of yourself have you lost recently? How have you grieved it?

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Director of Publication Relations at Medium + author of 3 books, publisher of Offbeat Wed, and a devotional dancer. Because I contain multitudes, and so do you.

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Ariel Meadow Stallings

Director of Publication Relations at Medium + author of 3 books, publisher of Offbeat Wed, and a devotional dancer. Because I contain multitudes, and so do you.