Vivian McInerny
3 min readMar 19, 2024


Coming Clean

Confessions of a bath lover with delusional tendencies

An antique bathtub near walls of stained glass windows
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For many years, I considered baths the inconvenient cousins of the far superior shower.

Baths were slow. I was in a hurry. Baths were for babies. I was an adult. Baths were old fashioned and fussy. I was modern and, I liked to think, low maintenance.

Vivian McInerny

Career journalist, essayist, fiction writer, and life-long spirit-quester.