Saturday, May 06, 2006

Sunday Scribblings #6: my shoes

My favourite shoes stand by the front door,
waiting like a pet dog to see if they´ll get to go out today.
They watch the children come and go,
they watch visitors come and go but they only catch a glimpse of the postman,
or anyone else I don´t like who doesn´t get further than the doorstep.
They´ve been around, my shoes,
to Australia and back, to Africa and back, to Italy and back,
to marraige and back, to hell and back.
They are comfortable and worn in, I can rely on them 100%.
We have a lot in common, my shoes and I,
we are not the most beautiful but we are spontaneous,
ready for anything life throws at us.
We don´t stand out in a crowd at first, but give us a while and you will see.
We are not young and fashionable,
we are older and have a few wrinkles to show for it.
I wonder what else we will experience, my shoes and I,
in this amazing, wonderful, "if the shoe fits wear it" life?

13 comments:

JourneyThroughLIfe said...

Enjoying reading your post very much!!
JTL
xxx

Amber said...

I really liked this scribble! I loved the pace of your thougths, and the wind of your words. Very nice.

:)

Left-handed Trees... said...

Loved the personification of the shoes as a pet dog...and then, how you "tried them on" as representative of yourself, "...we are not the most beautiful but we are spontaneous, ready for anything life throws at us." What a great concept...

AnnieElf said...

We match our shoes! Loved this.

Shuku said...

What a beautiful description! Shoes go through so much with us. They truly have seen a lot; wonder what they'd say if they could talk...

--Shuku

Laini said...

Fantastic! I like the way you through marriage in with the places you've been to, "and back". And the pet dog line. Great fun writing that really creates a feeling of your warm, comfortable personality!

Julie said...

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Mardougrrl said...

You know, I never made the connection between "if the shoe fits" life and well...shoes.

This flowed really well...almost had the rhythm of a brisk walk with you and those favored shoes.

Great post.

megg said...

Hiya! I loved this! Maybe my boots and your shoes should go on an adventure! I just think you are amazing. I'm so happy to know you!!

susanlavonne said...

Is there anything better than comfortable and spontaneous? I don't think so :-)
Wonderful post!

jorth said...

Beautifully said!

African Kelli said...

Love it. There are few items I have in life that I've kept that long, so I am proud of you. Down with mass consumerism!

HoBess said...

This is an amazing scribble! I am smiling from ear to ear thanks to the beautiful honesty and pure satisfaction in this post. And thanks for sharing your garden ... I can't wait to follow it through the seasons.