Boots + Play Clothes = Freedom
Posted by PintofStout on October 1, 2006
The Annual Aunt P___’s Pig Roast (Version 5.0) was nearly washed away yesterday. Luckily, the 3-hour window of almost-sunshine came in the last two hours of cooking and the third of carving and eating. Then the sky opened up and threatened to wash us away; it tried real hard, too.
As flat as Aunt P___’s yard is, the water puddled quickly and forced all to wade through an already muddy yard (from the rain all week) to get home. But I worried not, for I had on good waterproof boots and my overalls. When one has on boots and clothes that don’t mind the dirt and water, the feeling of freedom to walk in a straight line anywhere you want is amazing. I had such a sense of peace while walking through the dark and rain, I felt the need to blog about it.
Funny that the less little worries one has, the more free they feel. I kind of wrote about this theme of freedom through less responsibility here. At least with the boots, I don’t have to give up too much for that feeling of freedom. Perhaps there is a lesson in this. Having the proper footware and clothing for wet and dirty environs could be considered proper preparation. Being prepared definitely reduces worry and can ease the mind, and while freedom doesn’t always make things easier it can surely ease the mind even amidst hard circumstances. So in an amazing leap of logic, being prepared equals freedom; thus good boots (accompanied by play clothes) also equal freedom.