these old shoes have seen a lot of miles and a lot of smiles
like slipping my feet into butter
but might be time to let them melt softly into the sunset.
“an old shoe lover loves old shoes.”
yes, these are my glitter shoes again, brought out for special occasions.
while i do so love to be barefoot or in sandals whenever possible
there are times when shoes are needed,
like novemeber-march in michigan
and sometimes on small holidays or dance party fridays.
“when I die I don’t want to be wearing shoes.
i want to have just enough notice so that I can pull them off and get comfortable.
shoes mean death snuck up on you.
shoes mean you had other plans.”
-jason buchholz, a paper son
when you want to change the color of your shoes
but don’t have a job
to make the money to buy them
and no one will hire you
just because you are a 4-year-old
even though you have a lot of energy
you find your own way to get those turquoise shoes.
“a busy mind is full of thoughts, a blissful mind is full of ideas.”
– amit kalantri, author
shoes left behind
no need for these when you find the river.
“let your shoes take you to where your happiness grows.”
-anthony t. hincks
at last, at long last
after many days of waiting
with no pending arrival date
once called ‘non-essential’
my glitter shoes have arrived
balance is restored.
“a little glitter can turn your whole day around.”
it was a quiet, simple act
a couple walking in my direction
the man bent down
to tie his companion’s shoe
and in this tiny moment
revealed his heart.
“let me tie your shoes. i don’t want you tripping and falling for someone else.”
and what was just one shoe
perched up high
has now grown to two shoes
the only thing missing is the wearer
hopefully not sitting
“comfortable shoes and the freedom to leave are the two most important things in life.”
like a trophy
atop a pedestal
sits one tiny shoe.
“let your dreams outgrow the shoes of your expectations.”
f sees how he measures up to the footprints he’s happened upon.
“if there are kids who want to follow in my footsteps,
i’d say that my shoe size is too big for them to fill,
but their shoe size is just perfect.”