Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Sounds of Footsteps

When I was a kid I remember being very proud of the fact that I could tell who was walking through the house by the sound of their footsteps. My sister (at the time) would always be running, never walking so she was an easy one. My dad had a heavy step that sort of shuffled if he was wearing his Birkenstocks, and my mom had an ankle that would crack when she walked.

It seems that I have inherited my mother's cracking ankle. It doesn't crack with every step but it does have a big crack any time it has been sitting in the same position for very long. Everytime it cracks, it reminds me of her....weird I know but it does.


Haha said...

I hope that is the only thing you inherit from my feet. I now have a weird muscle pull that sometimes happens on the top of my right foot and I still have the cracking sound when I walk too, I fact there are a few more bones that crack these days LOL

Violet said...

When I go back to my house and my whole family is there, I can still tell who is who by listening to their footsteps. Kind of comforting, in a way.

kilgorsky said...

I can tell it too. Come to think of it, I hate the way my sister-in-law walks!