I’m guessing that some may have personal foibles, but the following have universal validity as among the most pleasurable things in life:

1. Massaging my inner ear with a bent paper clip.

2. Wearing a night shirt.

3. Wearing longjohns in winter.

4. A foot massage.

5. A head massage.

6. Tiling.

7. Aiming the moveable shower rose in the direction of the other circular muscle on my body.

8. Washing in a dribble of freezing water on the Trans-Siberian in winter.

9. Using a squat toilet on a rocking, speeding train.

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