Sunday, June 19, 2011

Accepting the inevitable

We treked to a waterfall today. There were four streams to cross on the way- small seasonal ones, which could be waded across. Each became a minor adventure- remove socks and shoes, balance precariously on stones, worry about slipping on mossy ones, follow what looked like easy paths, celebrate after getting across.
On the way back, with water sloshing inside the shoes, and memories inside our hearts, we waded through the same streams with little effort. Nobody slipped, nobody even thought about how easy it now was.

All that had changed was that we had accepted the inevitable- wet shoes.
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8 comments:

Jan Morrison said...

lovely drabble - great moments...

theoldsilly.com said...

A most delightful drabble, Rayna!

Marvin D Wilson

theoldsilly.com said...

A most delightful drabble, Rayna!

Marvin D Wilson

Al said...

I hate wet feet. But it sounds like it was worth it!

Theres just life said...

The shoes will dry. The memories will last a life time.

Medeia Sharif said...

I hate getting my shoes wet, but sometimes it's worth it.

Margot Kinberg said...

Natasha - Oh, you are so right! Sometimes we need to accept little things like wet shoes to savour those wonderful moments and those moments of personal victory.

GigglesandGuns said...

You'll remember this each time there are wet shoes. Wonderful!!

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