3.06.2009

She Had No Intention of Walking Around in Them



She had a long history of purchasing shoes which would never see pavement. Often they occupied a coveted place on the shelf in the closet, as if to give her a private wink as she reached for the dusty, comfy , army of foot soldiers who accompanied her on the rounds of her Real Life.

There were a few who lived on the pedestals usually reserved for sculpture in the more public areas of her very private house. Her friends would often give a nervous giggle and roll their eyes as she smiled and gave no explanation.

She knew they would later offer up these observations as proof .. .. . that she was , well, a bit different.


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These babies deserve a major pedestal .. . . in a Major Museum.
Bravo Nicolas Kirkwood!

14 comments:

A Thousand Clapping Hands said...

Now Judith - Is this about you? Whether it is, or isn't, it has all the elements of a great short story. I wanted to read on!
Happy Weekend!

Ingrid Mida said...

Great shoes. I too am tempted to buy stuff that I'll never wear just to admire its beauty. Wish I was a museum curator!

My Castle in Spain said...

oh my...but these are so desirable !
i've got a few hidden somewhere which i can't even wear...sigh

Paula Scott said...

So appeasing to the eye and opposing to the back!
Where do you find these glorious images???

Cote de Texas said...

sigh. oh to be young again.

vicki archer said...

Go forth and conquer in these babies I say, xv.

Colour Me Happy said...

Love this post! I have a pair of those! Never thought that perhaps I could display them on a shelf though! Good idea :)

Leau said...

I have heard another name for these babies, let's just say you could have a great return on your investment with one wearing...love them! smooches

paris parfait said...

I confess to having a few pairs of gorgeous heels that are impossible to wear for long - much less on pavement - but they are too beautiful to resist. These are quite something!

Rekha said...

Beautiful...I would use this one as a focal point in my decor rather than my feet :)

Courtney said...

Stunning and unique shoes, and I love the story! The pain we suffer for beauty-- I have a hard time wearing some pairs of heels for any length of time, but oh how I love them all the same (much to my husband's bewilderment!) xo

gina said...

I would break my neck if I were to ever wear those shoes. they do look great. I loved your story. I wish there was more.

Mélanie said...

I love shoes, sometimes I buy them and I never wear them ..just because they mean something

The Antiques Diva™ said...

Shoes, shoes shoes... have I mentioned how much I love shoes?!? It's Feet Art - but I have to tell you I can't buy shoes only to look at! I'd put those puppies on my feet if only to tip toe around my house to feel like princess!!