Now that we face a month when the word ‘football’ will be mentioned non-stop, it got me thinking about the words ‘foot’ and ‘feet’ – how much do we think about them and how much do we value them?

Some people don’t have feet, either because they were born without them or have lost them due to injury or illness. Some people don’t have arms or hands either.

This article about a Chinese engineering student who lost his arms when a child is enlightening in that it shows us how much you can do with your feet. Peng Chao hopes to become a civil engineer. As we wish him well for the future, we are left reflecting upon arms and legs and the extent to which we make good use of them.