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Thursday, 15 December 2011

A convoluted creative process

Well, it finally happened.  Dave and I have had THE talk.

I wasn't prepared.  I came home from coffee with a friend, sat down to take my shoes off, and he was on me.

Dave:  I just can't understand why you still wear high heels!  The vanity value certainly can't outweigh the danger!
Lorna:  splutter, gasp, wha?
Dave:  Sweetheart, this is a really serious issue.  What if you should fall off those shoes and break your hip?
Lorna (to self):  I think I would have to play dead.
Dave:  We'd both regret it,
Lorna (again to self):  but you'd be right!
Lorna:  I've worn high heels since I was 13 and I've fallen in them maybe 6 times in my life.  That's 56 years of pretty good tottering.
Dave:  Sweetheart, I don't think you should take this lightly.  You have and can find lots of attractive shoes with flat heels.  (overturns shoe and points out the difference in weight-bearing surface)
Lorna (to self) fifty-six years! 6 ankle-turns, come on!
Lorna:  I only have 3 pairs of heels left, these which are about an inch and a half high, (scoffs), my shoes from Spain which are made of butter-coloured leather, and the ones I wore to Emily's wedding, which are pale blue and silver and sparkle even in the daytime!
Dave (very effectively) just looks at me.
Note to Emily:  swing by the house there may be something you like
Note to Self:  buy a shadowbox and display those wedding shoes somewhere.
Further Note to Self:  put aside some shoe-shopping time in the spring.....

8 comments:

  1. I am so jealous of you! I cannot even wear flat dress shoes these days without pain. I miss my pretty, sexy, ladies shoes.

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  2. Tough times for Fashionistas. It's good of the guy to be concerned. You should keep him.

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  3. Ahhhh, another excuse to go shoe shopping! The doorsized shoe hanger in your room still has space, does it? Tee hee hee :) love you!

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  4. Hmmm. I can't remember the last time I wore heels. :)

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  5. I know you'll find a way to make wearing flats fabulous!

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  6. Sure it's good of him to be concerned, but the bottom line is, women should wear what they want. You're a big girl. You'll decide.

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  7. i don't miss em at all. love me clogs and boots.

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  8. I never got the hang of them. Didn't want to be taller than the boys when I was younger (5'9") and by the time I realized how silly that was, I was too old to change.

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