Henry Bladon

tread gently with tender feet



We were both barefoot on the beach. Pebbles are just rocks that are worn by the sea, she said, that’s how I think of friendship with people, they sometimes start out craggy and over time you get to know the person and they get to know you. I told her that was a nice thought, but I didn’t really want to meet craggy people and that I like to think of my journey to recovery when we walk on this beach. I told her that if you tread gently with tender feet you won’t disturb the others, and that way you can tiptoe along and the steps you take will accumulate until you finally reach the sea. She smiled and said and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that.