At 4 AM in the morning, I dragged myself out of bed and turned off the alarm clock. With eyes barely open, I unlock the bedroom door and walk a few feet into the bathroom. Like a mechanical robot, I lock the door behind me, turn on the lights, and turn both the handle on the faucet. I let the cold water dribble on my hands, and splash my face one time, two times, three times. Each time the cold water wakes me up slightly, and each time the rest of my body shivers with shock. Read more.