Last Sunday, as I was cleaning my shoes, in preparation for another working week, I thought about this topic, shoes and feet. I decided there is no way I would post a photo of my feet. They look a bit like these:
I've had a sore back so sensible boots are what's needed at the moment:
I love my boots, they are quite waterproof and have great tread. I wear my boots to work and can then wear them around the farm. Mud is easily removed. Give them a bit of a polish and they are as good as new. Oh, and did I say how warm they are?
Last Monday,Semester 2 started where I work and new students were welcomed with a powhiri at our Marae. The powhiri recognises the coming together of two groups that are separated not only physically but also spiritually. It is a profound acknowledgement that we are all creatures of a spiritual realm. While generally seen as a courtesy the principle of removing ones shoes is also a symbolic of leaving the dust of Tu Matauenga (God of War) outside so that it does not soil the house of Rongo (God of Peace).
After all the students had filed inside there was an interesting collection of shoes at the door, representative of the diverse range of students.
I guess I'm just not a shoes and feet person. Faces, I like but I rarely look down to check out the feet. The footwear I like most are like the faces I like most, weathered and worn, those that tell a story.
Thanks for the topic, JarieLyn. I bet there are some great shoes and feet photos coming our way from Las Vegas.
I will be interested to see how the creative FSO people interpret this week's theme.
Just a few more random feet:
and Georgia is happy she has running feet