This morning I opened my shoe closet to select what heels I would be wearing for the day. The 5 inch nude Mary Janes…nah…don’t feel like being careful of the path I choose to walk or alert not to step on anyone’s toes today. The cute ballerina flats…nope…they feel good when I first put them on but after a few hours they become annoying. My sneakers…they are cute and comfortable but really are boring and predictable. Maybe my blue suede heels…they hurt from the minute I put them on and cause me hours of after effects like blisters and cuts but like the definition of insanity I keep wearing them expecting different results. Instead I opted for my beautiful, chunky heel, suede, red booties. Comfortable yet slightly edgy…soft yet firm in its presentation of the heel…I true delight to wear.
Then it dawned on me how much heels, flats and stilettos were like relationships. Some are comfy and like an old shoe…reliable but lackluster in the thrill department. Others are painful from the get go and yet we keep hoping they will soften up before they leave us covered in painful blisters. And then of course, there are the heels that no matter what you wear them with or how long you travel with them on, they just feel good.
Now I am not trying to minimize relationships but wouldn’t it be fun if we could treat our human ties like we handle our shoes? Just like Pintrest, we could view the shoes and “like” the ones on preview. Others, sent to us via Facebook Pages could be “unfanned” when they became unappealing, annoying, or overbearing…instead of divorcing. You could simply resole them, reheel them, change the laces, dye them, or give them to someone who doesn’t have any. Shop for one on Deborah Stilettos.com and have it delivered in 24 hours without having to make small talk or trudge through a million bad dates.
I love my shoes…but truth be told…they don’t cuddle well with on the couch at night.