how often do we really take in a deep breath? today i had the opportunity to take the deepest breath i’ve had in a while. any of you who know me probably know that my back’s messed up. my wonderful girlfriend, mindy vixie gave me a really killer backrub, thus allowing my back and chest to be relaxed. when she had finished the back rub, i immediately noticed that i could breathe deeper. upon realizing this, i took that legendary breath. the cares of the last week – the stress, the emotions, everything – escaped when that breath exited my lungs. they were all blown away with my used up air. it was quite the experience. i’ve tried stopping to smell the roses, but rarely has it had the effect of a good, clean, deep breath of fresh air.