“The Closest to Heaven”

A few days ago, while I was massaging a man’s back and legs, he said suddenly, “This is the closest to Heaven I think I’ll ever be.” I would be embarrassed to make this up, but it’s what he actually said, as nearly as I can remember. I’m grateful for such strong praise.

Working with Feeling

I allow myself to develop real emotion as I work and to “put feeling” into my strokes. From men’s comments and their written testimonials, my work seems have improved over the last few months. Working with feeling and somehow letting the feeling show seem to be what’s making the experience better.

Cities

I was in Lafayette on Friday and Saturday, Baton Rouge and Hammond on Sunday, and New Orleans on Monday. I expect to be New Orleans tomorrow (Wednesday) and again on Thursday. Right now, I just take a request in a particular city and then look for other opportunities for service in the same city.

If I had easy access to an inexpensive place to stay in a given city, I think I would plan trips of maybe two or three days and announce them ahead of time. To make a circuit of all four cities every few days might be best of all, although many things would have to come together for that work.