Wednesday, August 10, 2011

from where i stand


Two feet. Ten toes. Endless possibilities. They've taken me all over the world traveling to over 40 countries, trekking mountains, climbing boulders, treading water in three oceans. They've skipped down country lanes, hopped over train tracks, wobbled in high heels and run numerous races even if it was long, long ago. They've skied down mogul fields, kicked at stones, pedalled around lakes, and sunk their soles into hot sand. You could even say their motto is "Choose your own Adventure".

But they've also dragged and lagged when they should have walked tall and proud. They've tripped over each in uncertainty, and made too many disastrous detours to count. But even though they're calloused, scarred and sometimes stumble and fall, they're also perfect and strong and always moving forward. Right now, the view from where I stand, size 8 narrows, in summer sandals on terra firm is looking pretty good. And as slightly everything put it as the title of her shot below, "oh the places you'll go…." Indeed. I couldn't have said it any better myself.

Where have your feet taken you lately? I'm looking forward to hearing all about it!

Holly { soupatraveler }

oh the places you’ll go...
oh the places you’ll go... by slightly everything

27 comments:

mamaowl said...

Oh the places my feet have gone! To Europe once, California, Up and down the eastern coast...around and back again, by myself, with my family, with my babies, my loves, and in all kinds of shoes!! Tonight to visit this swell super sweet friend in Manyunk!! Thank you Holly! :)

Love this post. Love this group!

tara said...

yay, holly! i love this post -- so much of it resonates.

i just returned from a month long road trip to MN -- here we are in the park across the street from my childhood home.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/impossibletask/6025589227/in/photostream

Kirstin said...

Oh Holly!
This is a fabulous post.
My feet try to keep up with Miles!

slightlyme said...

This post is wonderful. Thank you ever so much for featuring my feet!

Kate x

urban muser said...

hi holly! loving your first muse post. wow, your feet have been to a lot of places. i guess i now better understand the "traveler" in soupatraveler :)

arin said...

Great beginning here, Holly! :) Can't wait to see where this path takes you.

Tammy Lee Bradley said...

The perfect beginning, Holly. xo tam

debbie said...

looking forward to seeing where they go from here
congrats, Holly, on this exciting new adventure!

Christina said...

holly this is a lovely post!!! hopefully my feet will take me to the farmers market today. ; )
x

aclamp said...

wonderful first post holly! looking forward to more :)

Linda said...

yea Holly! this is great! I hope my feet take me many more interesting and exciting places! more exciting than the backyard!

Ashley Sisk said...

Genius...love this post and I can't wait to see all the places you'll go!

Elena said...

Too funny! It must be a feet day. I just took similar pictures today but haven't processed them yet. Love your shots; too cute!

Jordan said...

Holly!!! Such a wonderful start!!! xoxo

SuperDewa said...

Beautiful, Holly. So good to see you here!

modchik said...

Hello fellow freshman MM --- can I ride on the coat tails of your fabulous post!? I can? Good! I have always loved the #fromwhereIstand meme, especially peaking toes! I have travelled circles around my office all summer, its just that kind of holiday this year.

Christian said...

My feet haven't gone nearly as many places as they should have, but hopefully they will. Last week they took me all over Washington DC, and boy are they sore! All worth it though.

Thank you for this post. I have a thing for feet photos!

mosey said...

Love this post, Holly. I have my own personal mantra (put on your shoes, which I've written about to many times to count) which makes your post resonate strongly! x

Tracy K. said...

Wonderful words Holly! I haven't been as many places as you, but I am working on it...my feet are definitely looking forward to crossing paths with yours soon!

esra said...

Beautiful post.. such a wonderful beginning.

Kat Sloma said...

I love these bits of feet! So many adventures await...

Wendy said...

Awesome post, Holly! Can't wait to read more of your musings :)

Amarycano said...
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MaryR (Amarycano) said...

Great opening post Holly! The first steps of a new adventure! sorry for the messy post

Chelsea said...

Love it Holly! Such a cool way to look at it. And I love your daily where I stand photos! xo

Kristina said...

Love your post. My feet have taken me on a bike ride across Iowa. An amazing adventure with my dad and sister that I will never forget.

Anika said...

Very sweet photos and a nice introduction!

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