6.29.2010

Barefeet.

I have rough little feets that I'm mostly embarrassed by (usually when I rub them against his in the nighttime.) I don't like to wear socks and in fact, if I had it my way I'd go barefoot. When I was a little girl Dad and I would take walks around the block barefoot. His theory was that the rough asphalt was good for the sole. I'm not sure whose opinion matters in this debate, but one thing is true: I love being barefoot.

In the summertime my sister and I would wash Mom's car. This was always my favorite chore. The sun would retire at the end of the visible sky, but light would remain long enough to get the job done. Warm and wet asphalt is better than dry asphalt, and I liked pressing my feet into the soapy water. Sometimes I'd stick my whole foot in the bucket just because. Occasionally I'd run around the car, always being careful to lift my toes high enough off the ground to not trip over them. Our street was old and craggy and washing the trunk was usually challenging. I'd have to gently place my feet down, so as to not hurt the bottoms. But my absolute favorite part about washing the car was taking a trip around the neighborhood. Mom said this is how we give the car a final-and good -dry.

At night before I go to sleep, I like to rub my little feets together. This has always been my comfort and I'm convinced I do it in my sleep even. Maybe in my dreams I'm walking hand in hand with my dad, barefoot around the block. And there's the sun, retiring into the invisible sky. But it's at the end of the block that I can see Heaven's light.


2 comments:

江婷 said...

在莫非定律中有項笨蛋定律:「一個組織中的笨蛋,恆大於等於三分之二。」......................................................................

法邦法邦 said...

成熟,就是有能力適應生活中的模糊。.................................................................