Wednesday, February 16, 2011

A puddle with a secret

Walking along the riverbank today I carefully walked around the edge of a muddy puddle. Husband, who was following me, stepped up on to a higher patch of land to avoid it. 'Aha,' I said, 'you noticed too.'
'Noticed what?'
'The look that puddle had. The look of a puddle with a secret. The look of a puddle whose middle bit conceals a bottomless hole, which, if you step in it, will drag you down to the centre of the earth. That's why you didn't walk through it.'
'I didn't walk through the puddle because I have a hole in my boots.'

Some people just have no imagination.

P.S. If you say 'puddle' over and over again, it begins to sound funny. Actually, puddle is quite a funny word. Puddle. Puddle. Puddle


Mauigirl said...

LOL, I love it. Of course, he could be right about the secret hole in the middle of the puddle, not just in the bottom of your boot.

MaggieC said...

I prefer my nearly two grandaughter's description of puddles. They are now called "muddy cuddles" - cute?