Monday, February 8, 2010

...footprints in the snow

Hello. Many parts of the East coast have been weathering a snowfall for several hours now. My three housemates have been braving the elements and many small footprints are all over the neighborhood. A few larger sized ones too, but they come in pairs not fours. On this day in 1855, The Devil's Footprints mysteriously appeared in southern Devon. Not Devon, PA tho'.
The Devil's Footprints is a name given to a peculiar phenomenon that occurred in Devon, England. After a light snowfall, trails of hoof-like marks appeared in the snow, following primarily straight lines for over 100 miles. The footprints were so called because some superstitious people believed that the footprints were the tracks of Satan, as they were allegedly made by a cloven hoof. I should reexamine my prints to see if they look anything close to what appeared in Devon...luckily I had my boots on. Have a great day and tread lightly on people's feelings. Some marks can be left that are not seen to the naked eye. "Angel Tassel' shown should help to battle darkness.
"By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail." Benjamin Franklin