Sunday, February 21, 2010

monday - still summery


Sometimes the ritual of washing my feet - washing away the day, cleansing, renewing - is the most beautiful part of my day. Before Ché's day-sleep I sit him on the side of the sink, fill it with cool water and a few bubbles (lush, only lush) and wash his feet, his hands and dab a cool face-washer on the back of his neck. We then read a story and he falls asleep within minutes. Sometimes just standing on the ocean's edge and letting the waves lap at my feet can change my day for the better. We don't pay enough attention to the soles that carry us around all day. If you get the chance, wash your feet and then lie down for a few minutes. Enjoy the stillness and the quiet. The letting go of the exhalation.

15 comments:

  1. we just did this last night. i washed my daughter's tootsies :)

    ReplyDelete
  2. you are so beautiful. i love reading your blog to brighten my days : )

    ReplyDelete
  3. ha! we're kindred spirits! i always have to end the day by washing my feet...there's something about it that is like a full stop to the end of the day...
    x

    ReplyDelete
  4. Hmm - yes please, adding that ritual in right away

    ReplyDelete
  5. That sounds like such a lovely, calming and cooling routine for your little one, and for you.

    ReplyDelete
  6. ah yes, I always have to wash my feet, even if nothing else...it somehow does make everything better. My little man appears to have given up his day sleep, maybe I'll have to try the foot wash on him.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Such a beautiful ritual to do with a child. We enjoyed walking to the beach to wash our feet when we did our class with you. Although I have trouble stopping at my feet! x

    ReplyDelete
  8. Thanks for this. Great advise as usual!
    A beautiful ritual before sleep.

    ReplyDelete
  9. lovely. will definitely be starting this.

    ReplyDelete
  10. I have just come across your blog and I just have to say it is so beautiful, keep up the great work.

    ReplyDelete
  11. I can't decide which I love more, the image or the routine you lay out here. What a wonderful habit, I do love it so.
    molly
    http://www.remedialeating.com

    ReplyDelete