Today is officially Spring Day my end of the globe and the weather seems to be heating up. It's almost time to pack away the "claustrophobic footgear", and give the closed-up feet some breathing space. I've been checking through all my sandals to see what repairs need to be done – any worn out soles or straps that need to be fixed.
My "roving camera" needs some practise, so here are three pairs of sandals (the picture's not very clear, maybe because I took it in the glare of the afternoon sun). They have locally crafted trimmings/ details. The bronze and purple pairs would only set you back about six dollars (if I convert), but the red pair is a little more costly.
Here's a snippet taken from a wonderful and thought-provoking article entitled: Thirteen Ways Of Looking At Shoes by Victoria Ceretto-Slotto. If you wish to read the entire article, go here. I guarantee that you will look at shoes through a fresh set of eyes after reading it.
shoes carry the world’s burdens.
in our time
few decisions that affect us all
are made by barefoot people.
some people are like shoes.
you put them on
other people, like shoes,
can press you
make you whimper.
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And here are a few "shoe" quotes I'd like to share.
"I cried because I had no shoes, then I met a man who had no feet."
"You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. You are the guy who'll decide where to go." Dr. Seuss (gotta love Dr. Seuss….)
"Never judge a person until you've walked a mile in their shoes." (I've seen many variations on this one…)
Are you a "shoe" person? What's important to you? Practicality? Fashion? Comfort? Or do you like to go barefoot from time to time… connect with Mother Earth…