Choosing To Fail

There’s something really special about a bad bath; and other things

Sophie Lucido Johnson
Human Parts
Published in
6 min readSep 23, 2022


All illustrations and photos by the author.

I have had the stomach flu, and the stomach flu has had terrible timing.

It came during my busiest work week — the first full week of teaching — of the year. Without getting into the nitty-gritty here, let me say that I have taken on more than I can (or…