Sorry Peter, but I'd like to grab that title. I am "cerebral and logical" and occasionally irritating as well. Bits of background, whether historical or in recognizing our own experiences flavouring our current choices, are fundamental ways of growing, improving, learning, and avoiding error repetition.
What you posted makes sense instinctively as well. Warmth is symbolic of nurturing and acceptance. When a person is lonely, they feel cold, physically and figuratively.
yep, hot baths beat chugging Jack Daniels from the bottle while sitting on the floor in an empty living room any day! A friend walked in on me and asked me what I was doing (the drinking binge - not the bath) and I said I was working on the mother of all hangovers because I deserved it! Made sense at the time...
Ah, hot baths... candles and bubbles, music of choice drifting in the mist. Luxury and pampering. Allowing time to stand still and remember why you are so wonderful, and appreciate your cornerstones, yourself, your friends. Not nearly as hard on the head the morning after!
Somewhere up above was another gentle reminder, that of being true to yourself. Partners enhance your life, they do not create you or protect you from life. It's a different kind of love when you can give of yourself to another person knowing that you want them in your life to share and grow, and not because you need them to make you feel complete.
Warmest regards, Maiden