FOOTWASHING, IN COLD TIDEWATER, CAN BE VERY REFRESHING
Dr. James J. S. Johnson
Jesus saith to him [i.e., Peter], He that is washed needs not, except to wash his feet, but is clean every whit; and ye are clean, but not all. (John 13:10)
After a lot of hiking along Martyrs Bay, on Iona island (19th July AD2019), a small isle in Scotland’s Inner Hebrides, I refreshed my feet with a good foot-soaking (for about 5 minutes — as long as I could tolerate the cold!), in the frigid shore-waters of the Iona’s shore. Hence this limerick, by which to remember that very cool experience:
AFTER HOURS OF HIKING, SOAK YOUR FEET IN THE FRIGID SHORE-WATERS OF IONA SOUND
Hiking for hours, on Scottish ground,
Fatigued feet trek, toward Iona’s Sound;
Footgear off — pants cuffs rolled,
Step in sea-water — c-c-cold!
“Freezing” tired feet, in Iona’s Sound!