I hope my children’s feet will always love the feel of mud,
To never stop walking on dewy grass
– and on a sandy beach.
To kick off their smart shoes and go bare-foot
– whenever they have the chance.
To feel the connection to the earth
– through every flex, step and joint.
To dance without thinking, but simply feel the beat.
To defy gravity and swing from a trapeze.
I hope their feet feel confident to stride out and explore,
To climb great heights, to walk with strength, to step on –
when they think they can’t go on anymore.
And to know, that however far they roam –
their feet can always bring them home.
They can walk and walk –
searching for answers –
but sometimes all they need –
is to kick of their shoes, walk barefoot and feel the ground beneath.
© Sarah Lee, 2011
– but all those ‘soles’ belonged to different people, once upon a time!
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