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One day in the rain: behold my bare feet!

 Essential features of Human evolution
The wet has been upon us such that it hasn't stopped for days. Almost hasn't stop -- as it did stop tonight about 9pm. An hour ago. So thinking that after being bedridden most of the day -- bouncing out to do this and that before returning prostrate to sleep -- I seized the climate window of opportunity  and took  the kickbike for a couple of turns around the neighbourhood.
Wet roads. Darkness. Half moon. Canetoads in breeding sync. Flooded creek.My grunts and Canetoad croaks  staccato through the night...
Today too I celebrate my second day barefoot while so engaged. Since you only use your feet to push yourself forward as  you scoot and to hold yourself upright, your footprint is relatively light -- after all it is 'scootin' along' and not trotting, or, god forbid!, jogging. Something like canoeing the mighty  suburban tar river. No heavy foot fall on the black stuff.

So every few feet I change sides. Left bare foot. Right bare foot. Etc.

This is not because I have succumbed to  suburban naturism. Shoes -- footwear -- only tend to get in the way while kickbiking. The soles can catch under the back wheel especially if they are high tech trainers with a base lip; and shoelaces ...don't get me started on loose shoelaces!

So I'm groundswelling, so to speak -- taking to heart the prospect of alternative energy generation  in a very personal way that lends my lower extremities to a sustainable form of organic transportation. 'Tis surely the peak of Homo sapien upright evolution.
Lives of great men all remind us, we can make our lives sublime, and, departing, leave behind us, footprints on the sands of time.  -- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


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