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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Footsteps in the Dust

It's not a sight you usually see. You would never expect it. Drumming your fingers on the armrest of a chair. Focusing on one sight for five minutes on TV. You and it. Even the simplest minds are frenetic. The world is relentlessly more.

For five minutes. Naked feet walking slowly. One step at a time. In the dust. One foot in front of the other. No pauses. Same pace. Just walking, turning back and walking, turning again and walking. One foot in front of the other. One step at a time. Five minutes in finger-drumming time. Eternity in foot time. Drumming your fingers . . . walking.

Just the feet. Heel. Arch of the foot. Toes. Walking.

Where is he going? Walking. No dust between his toes.