12 hours ago
Sunday, February 1, 2009
Last night--late last night--after spending the entire day and night at World Cup events in Park City, Josh and I got into the discussion of ski boots and comfort. Ski boots are generally very comfortable. They are snug, but cozy.Yet at the end of they day, it feels so good to take them off. I could only think to compare it to being in the womb. Babies love being cozy and snug in the womb, but when they are born they love to stretch and wiggle. Perhaps we still possess those same feelings of comfort. We like to be snug, so we like it when our feet are snug in our ski boots. But, like a baby after birth, we like to stretch and wiggle our toes and feet after being in boots all day. It's an oxymoron, I suppose. But it's true and every skier knows what it's like. Maybe it's just a skier thing.