Soon, we’ll be going to Disneyland. We’re going to step out of our worn-out work shoes and slide into our fun shoes as we shed our adulthood for a few days of wonder.
We will eat jelly beans.
We will ride roller coasters, and when our kids’ smiles stretch farther than they ever have, ours will stretch with them, because we’ll be kids too.
We’ll laugh, becoming drunk on sugar and freedom.
Our toes will tingle with delight in the haunted house, because unlike the horror that comes out of the TV news channel at home, the Disney version has a happy ending.
What work phone?
The only high-pitched tone we’ll respond to will be the whistle on Big Thunder Mountain Railroad.
We will play,
All day, until the knots loosen their grips in our shoulders.
We will dine with a mermaid and embrace a mouse
And when we return to our house…
Our shoes will be wings once again.