Growing Into High Heel Shoes

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Tabatha Southey (tsouthey@globeandmail.com) wrote:

“When I was growing up, my mother used to say to me, both of us wearing our sensible Mary Janes, that her mother told her, ‘There’s nothing less appealing to a man than a woman in high heels. No man would ever want to be with a woman with pretty feet and a pained expression on her face.’

From a fairly early age, I remember thinking, ‘Oh, granny, I think we’re going to move in very different circles.’

At any rate, I grew up to wear high heels fairly frequently and whatever else it pleases me to wear. The only way in which what I choose to wear is problematic for me is if it invokes any patronizing assumptions that I require liberation from my footwear. And yes, I’ve thanked my mother for the 13 years of ballet that enable me to walk fairly well wearing the very shoes that bewilder her.”

 http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-debate/minister-kenney-can-i-become-a-citizen-in-these-shoes/article4181318/

 Picture source:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/12/fashion/clothing-straddles-the-line-between-sweet-and-skimpy.html?_r=0

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A Standing Foot

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Travelling Family  By Amos Supuni

The travelling public in Atlanta, Georgia passes this artwork installation as they walk to and from gates. On this gigantic foot statue, the toes represent the faces of family members. The raw chiseled stone of the foot contrasts with the highly polished toes.

http://www.atlanta-airport.com/passenger/art%20program/frmPassengerInformation_ArtProgram_Zimbabwe_Details.aspx

 

A Traveller’s Prayer

O LORD, you have examined my heart and know everything about me.

You know when I sit down or stand up. You know my thoughts even when I’m far away.

You see me when I travel and when I rest at home. You know everything I do.

You know what I am going to say even before I say it, LORD.

You go before me and follow me. You place your hand of blessing on my head.

(Psalm 139:1–5 NLT)