Bare Feet

The last of summer’s dirt has been washed clean from my feet.

I have spent the past three months happily free of shoes.

It is the season to experience life clear down to the very bottom of my soles.

I have walked in cool water along a glistening lake shore.

I have dug my toes deep in warm or wet sand.

I have bruised and scratched my feet hiking up boulders but also have sunk them into smooth river rocks which crackle as I step.

My summer feet get to walk on dirt; fresh dirt from mother earth that puffs up dust as I move along.

I have run up and down nature’s carpets on grassy hills and stopped to make splashes in sprinklers with my toes.

I wriggle my bare feet in swimming pools and kick up beads of water.

I walk on warm decks or rest them on picnic blankets.

I hop on hot roads.

I sink in wet mud.

I use my bare feet to massage kitty’s back.

My heels crack. My toe gets stubbed. I get splinters that need to be removed. I pull pine cone needles from my heels and remove sap or tar with mayonnaise.

I spend evenings soaking them in warm baths or rubbing them with fragrant lotions.

But the summer dirt never seems to wash completely away until the season ends.

Bare feet.

Summer feet.

Happy feet.

Happy me.

 

 

 

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2 Responses to Bare Feet

  1. Daniel Edwards says:

    Great post!!

    On Thu, Sep 13, 2018 at 7:31 PM Have Fun With It! wrote:

    > Jennifer Calvert Edwards posted: “The last of summer’s dirt has been > washed clean from my feet. I have spent the past three months happily free > of shoes. It is the season to experience life clear down to the very bottom > of my soles. I have walked in cool water along a glistening lake s” >

  2. Had so much fun with all of you.

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