Thank you to Philip Chircop SJ for this wonderful insight:
Often taken for granted. Sometimes ignored. And yet feet take us places. Feet carry us to our loved ones. Feet walk us through the ups and downs, the twists and turns of our lives. In some ways feet know our intimate biography.
As you consider your feet today, here is one short paragraph for your contemplation by the Chilean poet Pablo Neruda:
But I love your feet
only because they walked
upon the earth and upon
the wind and upon the waters,
until they found me.
Here is the original in Spanish:
Pero no amo tus pies
sino porque anduvieron
sobre la tierra y sobre
el viento y sobre el agua,
hasta que me encontraron.
Pablo Neruda, from “Your Feet” in The Captain’s Verses: The Love Poems (New Directions, 2009) pages 10-11.l