by Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted 2/10/09, 01:05 pm
When we were kids our mothers sent us out to play and said not to get our feet wet in the stream down by Johnny's house. So sure enough we all went straight to Johnny's, but reminded each other of the prohibition along the way: We would just throw stones in the water, that's all.
This went well for a half an hour, and then someone got the idea to cross the stream on the tops of a jagged line of stones. It was briefly discussed among ourselves that there was a possibility of falling into the drink, but this was dismissed as an insufficiently serious consideration.