The subtle indulgence of soaking enlivens the senses, opens the pores and soothes beyond the surface of the skin. Heat’s fog invites us to sigh away our inner heaviness while calcified worries dissolve in the steam. They say time heals all wounds, but time is a luxury, and sometimes afflictions need a faster balm. Sweat, tears, the sea—all find their form in soaking where salty beads sting the eyes, slip down the nose, fall across lips. The pools purge tired This story is from Kinfolk Issue Fourteen Buy Now Related Stories Arts & Culture Issue 22 Personality Tests: A Brief History From warfare to psych wards to the workplace, Harriet Fitch Little uncovers our long-standing fascination with personality tests. Arts & Culture Entrepreneur Issue 22 Tips: Brainstorming and Contracts Whether you're brainstorming with colleagues or hammering out a contract, taking everyone's viewpoint into consideration leads to the best outcome. Arts & Culture Issue 22 Pattern & Repetition Science writer Philip Ball speaks on the intertwined relations of our brains and the patterns they perceive. Arts & Culture Issue 22 At Work With: Laurent Martin A little more than a decade ago, Laurent Martin defected from the advertising world and retreated into an artist's life in rural Catalonia. Arts & Culture Issue 22 This Woman’s Work In his latest book, The Kate Inside, photographer Guido Harari presents the audacious spirit and restless creativity of iconic singer Kate Bush. Arts & Culture Issue 22 Hans Ulrich Obrist Kinfolk’s contributing editor Hans Ulrich Obrist has turned curatorial work into a work of art in itself.