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Body and soul

I look around. Nobody is watching. The husband is busy at the computer. The baby is engrossed with a toy-train.

I walk surreptitiously to the corner of the room, and gently climb onto it. My heart is in my mouth as I slowly bend forwards. I inhale, and exhale. And exhale more, so that I can feel the vacuum within me.

I stand still. In perfect harmony. Body and soul are in tune.

My eyes are fixed. Now they squint. Then they frown.

The scales are still at 90 😦

I am very depressed. Can I have another ice-cream please??