“If These Feet Could Talk”
Last week, our challenge took us into the kitchen. Ok, it took a few of us into the kitchen to find some utensils. Some had a different interpretation of what utensils to use, but they turned out great. This week, or attention is turned toward footwear, our theme for this week’s challenge. The other guys have already posted their footwear photos for the week, but I’m a little behind. Be sure to catch their blog information at the bottom of this post and give their pages a look and a comment.
First of all, if these shoes could talk, they would say the feet that go in them stink. That’s a given. But if they could talk, they might have more to say they you would think. They might be able to tell about some interesting places they’ve traveled. They might be able to pass on knowledge gained from arguments they’ve been near or groups they’ve learned from. They might be able to tell you vivid details about textures you would never think about normally, like table legs and steps and acorns and the carpet in automobiles. They constantly bump, scuff and scrape against all of these items and more, but we never give them a second thought. We never think about how they react to each texture…how they recoil when put into harsh environments.
But what if we did think about shoes?
What if we thought about our shoes and other people’s shoes? What if we started asking ourselves, “I wonder where those shoes have taken them today? I wonder what these shoes would warn me about in the future? I wonder why the shine stays on these shoes, and not those?”
Wouldn’t we then be much smarter than we are now? Couldn’t we glean even more perspective from, in fact, taking a different perspective? I know, it sounds silly, but if you think about it, why not try to learn from something so ever-present as shoes?
Let me know your thoughts below in the comments and remember, check out these other guys’ photos:
Until next time…