The Art of Silent Walking and Other Lessons

On Parenting

Photo by Daiga Ellaby on Unsplash

“Heel, toe. Heel, toe.”

My mother walks in step with her grandson in the early afternoon heat, his tiny fist clenched around her index finger. He shuffles beside her, scuffing his little orange sandals against the pavement.

“Heel, toe,” she tells him. “Heel, toe.”

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