MY POOR POOR FEET!
It is said that our eyes are the mirror to our soul, but I am sorry, I have to disagree. To me, the feet are the mirror to our soul. Why do I say that? Our feet are what carry us throughout our daily lives. They support us when we’re staggered with sadness, they keep us standing when we have to work through the good and bad, they keep us light footed when our hearts are filled with joy. And the repercussion of what we do or how we feel throughout our lives is evident in our feet. Let me tell you, my poor feet are beat up (in a good way)!
Being in the shoe biz I get to see a lot of feet and often women’s feet are tortured. Our toes are getting out of shape, twisted and crooked as we age because time and life is undeniable to each of us. Sometimes it’s true that the shoes we wear make their mark on how our feet age, but a lot of the time, inheritance plays a role, so even if you want to have beautiful feet, your genes may have already determined what you will get.
What a relief when someone loves you without judging how your feet look. Talk about making yourself vulnerable and exposed! They say so much about our lives; where we have been and where we are going. Poor, poor things.
When the summer comes, we desperately need them to be beautiful, but it is hard to do because they have been enclosed for months inside of our shoes! At the store, when I notice someone has beautiful feet, like a crazy fetish, I congratulate and applaud them. For me, when I am helping an older woman or man in the store and I look at their feet, it makes me more compassionate and loving. They can be just like with me with my poor, poor feet.
My feet have been there for me, I have been standing on them endlessly, many times neglecting them. I think because they are far away from my heart, they are heartless. But in reality, in my life, they are the ones who carry me, back and forth in the store, for days, months and years. It is just my good fortune to own a shoe store, so I can give the best to my poor, poor feet. Lucky, I’ve been blessed that I can find shoes at the store to give them love and care they deserve!