This online photo made me laugh out loud! I can’t wait to grab my BARE feet and head out to some green grass! With snow flurries still in our Northwoods forecast, it will be a while yet.
Some of my favorite journeys are simple hikes… out to the woods, along a beach…. and if the weather allows for bare feet, it’s all the better. (It’s healthy!)
There is an awareness. Cool grass. Warm sand. Soaking into your soles, and up through your soul. Connecting Earth to Heaven.
Growing up with my three sisters, our shoes waited in the back hall from the last day of school until the last day of summer. (OK, Sunday mornings were the exception.) But even trips to the store would find us with painted on sandals! We were a creative bunch who loved bare feet.
Anytime we had to walk a distance somewhere, we would burst into our hiking song. Two of us singing the low part harmony, and the other two the main song. We still do that. With one sister singing her part, loudly, from heaven for the past 19 years. We hike. We sing. We connect earth to heaven.
The Hiking Song
A hiking we go on a long winding trail, so keep on moving along.
(harmony) We hike a long, long, long, so keep moving along.
We’ll soon reach the end of a long winding trail, so keep on moving along.
We hike a long, long, long, so keep moving along.
Look up, not down; wear a smile not a frown; raise your voice in a happy song!
A hiking we go on a long winding trail, so keep on moooving alooooong.
We hike a long, long, long, so keep mooooving alooooong.
Journey on. Raise your voice. Tear down the walls around your soul,
and walk barefoot on life.