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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.....


  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.

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

  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!

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

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

  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.

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

  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.