Sunday, September 03, 2006

Silver Shoes

Flip-flop charm. Macro. (Click picture for larger view) Posted by Picasa
"You cannot put the same shoe on every foot." ~ Publilius Syrus, Maxims
This shoe would fit on a Barbie doll, as long as her foot was flat. How long have flip-flops been around? I remember having a pair as a child and they conjure up visions of beaches, large colorful towels, terry cloth cover-ups, plastic pails and shovels and sunscreen. We also wore flip-flops at the teen church camp; but only in the big showers with the slick concrete floors. We did not ride bicycles in them. We did not wear them to school or church or shopping.

When did this change? When did they become "fashion"? More importantly, WHY? How can you take a teenager or young adult serious when they traipse across campus in the dead of winter with temperatures below freezing, snow on the ground and flip-flops on their feet? And why would you want to keep a pair of "too big", (Size 11 for a size 9 foot), cheap black flip-flops that have stained the bottoms of your feet black (maybe permanently)? Why would you wear them all the time, or anytime?

By the way, Nyssa. You left this flip-flop dangling from the lamp in your room. Have you figured out a way to get the black off the bottoms of your feet yet?

Submission for MacroDay topic "shoes". (end of post)

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