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philosophical tuesday.

is there anything more depressing than seeing a random, single shoe in some kind of public place?  at least for me, i'm all, 'where's your buddy, little guy?  how did you get all the way out here in the target parking lot all by yourself?  whose foot did you used to grace?  do they even miss you?  what is going to happen to you?'  i imagine that those shoes are just sitting there feeling like adam, all 'i was made to be part of a pair, but i'm missing my mate.'  seriously, at this point in time, i can think of no other trivial thing that's sadder than a matchless shoe.

but really, it does make me wonder how it's a common enough phenomenon that it's a 'thing.'  the other day, i saw three in the same day (one of which was a baby sandal in the middle of a crosswalk.  talk about melancholy).  how does one lose a shoe in a public place without noticing?  and then, once you do notice, what is the protocol?  do you just throw away the other one (heartless but realistic), or do you hold onto it for a while like you do with singular socks, hoping that someday its other half will show up (optimistic but pointless)?  what would i do?  what would you do?  what would jesus do?

lots of deep thoughts to ponder on this tuesday.

5 comments :

todd said...

WWJD with one shoe?

Amanda Cushman said...

It really freaks me out when I see a shoe on the side of the highway! Like, did they get abducted in that ditch down there and they lost one of their shoes while kicking their feet and trying to get away?

todd said...

nice amanda. way to ruin taco tuesday for me.

paige said...

@amanda, totally agreed! there are some weird places that shoes turn up, and then you get to wondering what had to have happened for that shoe to get there...

YAYA said...

I saw a guy lose a shoe while doing a wheelie on a motorcycle while riding at about 80MPH down the freeway in Los Angeles last May. When he set the bike down his shoe flew off! He was lucky that was the only thing he lost!