Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Happiness is a new pair of shoes...

What is it about a new pair of shoes?

There's magic in a 12"x6" box. Addicting magic.

Most women buy shoes en masse but we only wear a few pair on a regular basis. Those are the "every day" shoes. We don't care if they get dirty, or spilled on, or stolen. They don't stand out, and they don't impress. We wear them for comfort, or utility.

But our "real" shoes are locked away from bright light and humidity, awaiting the moment when they are called upon to show the world who we really are. They are the shoes we spend $50 on a pedicure to wear, and that we are willing to sacrifice our cappuccino budgets for. We wear them in anticipation of appreciative gasps from other women and appreciative stares from men.

They don't have to match anything we own. A good pair of shoes is worth buying an outfit to go with. We don't buy them because they are comfortable. We buy them because they are extraordinary--above and beyond the "every day".

Do you know what I'm talking about?

Then you're a sole sister, too.