Head to Toe

Heads and feet define the edges of our lives.

We emerge into the world, tumbling head-first into waiting arms.

We trip along through our days, sometimes falling head over heels.

When we are up, we are getting a-head.

When we are behind, we are dragging our feet.

Good advice gives us a heads up, and teaches us to watch our step.

Enthusiasm has us jumping in with both feet, often finding ourselves in over our heads.

If you’ve said too much, you’ll find a foot in your mouth.

It may signal a big head, if you are taciturn instead.

Advantages could mean getting a head start or a leg up.

Stepping up is sometimes applauded, but be careful if you stick your neck out.

Nothing hurts like a stubbed toe or a throbbing head.

Throwing caution to the wind may find you running head-long into the unknown, footloose and fancy-free.

The laurel wreath may grace the head of one who dares to dip their toe in.

To be completely loved is to be adored from the top of one’s head to the soles of one’s feet.

A life complete will leave footprints in the hearts and minds of those we meet.

Until the end, when under a headstone, each one lies six feet deep.