Before The Storm #2
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When I was young, I wanted to be an ice skater. My brother wanted to play hockey. The two of us would go to a pond close to our house and practice our respective future skating selves.
To say we were hopeless was kind. Our ankles were on the ice where the blade should be. We didn’t seem to know just how bad it was.
Today, another storm is coming this afternoon, early evening. I went to pond’s edge and smiled. There were some skates awaiting someone’s ankles.
The scent of snow is in the air as I take the photo and navigate my sure footed self in my red suede Merrells over patches of ice and snow left over from another storm.
Some dreams just don’t have the right pair of ankles. But Merrell makes a fine pair of shoes for those of us with dreams unlived.
©Pat Coakley 2008
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This is the second in a series called “Before the Storm”. Click here to view the first Before the Storm