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Thursday, August 19, 2010

The Souls of My Feet



When life comes after me like june bugs on my lit up porch
and my bunions have blisters and my brain feels scorched
there is one thing that sooths my soul
it is a warm bath
with painted toes.


33 comments:

madamebutterfly said...

Lovely magpie post - doesn't this weeks prompt make you feel so relaxed?

Angie Muresan said...

Oh yes! A warm bath with painted toes is so necessary for those all too overwhelming days. A comforting post.

jinksy said...

and my bunions have blisters and my brain feels scorched

Like the rythm of this somewhat painful description! lol :)

willow said...

My sentiments, exactly. I adore the notion of life coming at you like June bugs. Wonderful bit of writing, here, Carrie.

Jingle said...

amazing!
love the sentiments.

Helen said...

Wow! Did you ever strike a chord in me ~ had both feet operated on years ago for bunion repair. I could spend weeks talking about the various blisters, what they were filled with, the pins in my feet for three weeks post surgery .... and my feet today - over 20 years later!

dana said...

Superbly and succinctly stated!

Short and sweet, tis all 'bout the feet!

christine said...

Yes indeedy... perfect!

Carrie Burtt said...

Madamebutterfly I agree...it is a very relaxing idea. :-)

Thank you Angie and Jinksy for stopping by. :-)

Willow thank you for following me here....june bugs on my porch usually make me do a little bit of a frantic dance trying to get in the house before they get in my hair...lol

Jingle,Dana, and Christine I am glad you liked it...:-)

Helen, you will have to fill me in on how your feet are doing now...i have bunions on both feet, and one is gigantic...:-)

Martin H. said...

Great way to soothe those aching feet!

Carrie Burtt said...

You are right about that Martin...:-)

kathew said...

ah the magic in hot water and new toe nail polish!

Carrie Burtt said...

Hi Kathew i feel the same way....:-)

Elizabeth said...

Love your poem and the Emily Dickinson quote, used it not long ago in an essay about hope. We too often use our feet like tools and then pay for it later. But the warm bath you speak of is a wonderful solution.

Elizabeth

Carrie Burtt said...

Thank you Elezabeth for reading it...I really enjoyed yours. :-)

Systematic Weasel said...

Wonderful magpie! Short and sweet! Great post!

-Weasel =)

pan said...

I loved this. Especially the line "When life comes after me like june bugs on my lit up porch" - Nice writing! :-)

Kristen Haskell said...

What a delightful magpie and really loved reading it. Very nice writing :)

Tumblewords: said...

A lovely remedy for the things that 'come after us'.

Carrie Burtt said...

Thank you for reading it everyone...your comments are so kind and uplifting....:-)

Brian Miller said...

wonderful mag! yes that is all it takes sometimes to free the mind to find a way around that which clogs us up.

my magpie

signed...bkm said...

Love this Carrie...did not know you had two blogs...now I do...blessings...bkm

Carrie Burtt said...

Thank you Brian and signed...bkm, for reading it and stopping by this blog...glad you are here. :-)

Vicki Lane said...

Such great turns of phrase! I enjoyed your Magpie!

Leo said...

oh, this was just lovely.. short and sweet Magpie :D well said.!

Leo

Linda said...

Nice and soothing. Good magpie!

Carrie Burtt said...

Thank you Vicki,Leo and Linda for reading it...hope you all have a great Monday. :-)

Tina said...

Loved your magpie! You kept it light and easy. Mine is terribly dark. That's the beauty of these photo prompts. Limitless possibilities. I look forward to reading more of your work.
Tina

cosmoscami said...

excellently put

Carrie Burtt said...

Hi Tina and cosmoscami, thank you for reading mine, I have enjoyed everyone elses as well.
:-)

Claudia said...

ah yes- a warm bath is not only good for the body - but also for the soul….

Carrie Burtt said...

You are right Claudia, thank you for reading it. :-)

Marilyn said...

This is excellent, you expressed the cares and stress of the world so well.