He dipped his toe in and quickly recoiled from the heat.
Too hot and he knew it.
“Maybe I’ll get used to it”, he thought.
“But what are you allowing yourself to get used to?”, his thoughts fired back.
Determined to stick it out, he forced himself in.
Growing numb as his sensitivity dulled.
Now submerged, he remembered the burn of when he’d first stepped in.
The way his skin would sting and send a signal to get out.
But now he felt comfortable.
Sinking into the same heat that had alarmed him not so long ago.
Surprised at how quickly he had become accustomed.
To the point now where it felt normal getting burned.