sandprints

Fact: when walking in soft snow, boots will leave prints behind.

OK, why in the world did I just say that? Well, I’ll just say it relates to something I saw in the snowy woods the other day: bootprints. Here is my story as recorded here:

Everyone knows that bootprints come from boots that were being worn by someone. How else could the design get in the snow? How could have a simple boot made an impression all by itself? It couldn’t, it needed a foot, right?

Then, again, without the boot we would not have a bootprint, we would have a footprint or sockprint. Thus, to have a bootprint you need a force, normally a human, to make the indent and a boot to imprint into the ground. This is common sense (right?) and you are probably yanking out your hair at my rambling. But, what if I were to tell you my little secret? Lean closer:

I don’t believe a human or boot was needed to make a bootprint. I believe that wind, rain and other natural causes actually made the bootprint.

Think about it for a minute with me and I will explain it so well that you will have no doubt in your mind that I’m right.

Usually we see one to five of our sense to see if something is real. For this case, let’s look at the print (I won’t call it a “bootprint” because that makes it sound like a boot made it). We see the print, we can touch the print and we can even taste the print and, if it has any particular odor, we can even smell it. 4 out of 5 senses down . . .  not bad.

Now, some people would say that a boot and a human were needed to make the print. But, I raise a few questions for them.

If a human or a boot were needed why can’t I see them? Why can’t I hear them? Why can’t I smell them? Why can’t I taste them? Why can’t I feel them? If they exist and made this print then why can’t I use any of my senses to know they made it?

I think I’ve stumped you. Now, I think I’m somewhat lost, ah, I can follow my bootprints home. Bye!