Tuesday, October 3, 2006

SPC: Imperfection

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The ugly truth is that I only wear shoes when it is mandatory. I love looking at shoes and I love having cute shoes, but wearing them…well I only wear them when I have to. I get the mail in my little bare feet {and I say “little” flippantly—I have the largest feet of all the girls in my family}. I walk around the house in bare feet. I tend the garden in bare feet. I take the trash to the garage in bare feet. I go to pick up my daughter from school in bare feet. I have been known to wear flip-flops in the snow or turn back home because I forgot to grab shoes on the way out the door. As a result, I usually have pretty dirty feet. Not to mention the calluses that bring large sighs from my mother and sisters, and gifts of foot lotion and sea-salt scrubs from well meaning loved ones. When I get gifts of spa treatments (usually pedicures) I happily sit as some lovely person scrubs and sands and massages {and comments that I must wear bare feet a lot, with an upturned lip and a sideways glance} and I just smile and give a knowing nod. Then I choose a happy color to put on the nails that will be seen 95% of the time.

Lucky for you, I just showered and put lotion on my feet before I took this picture so you wouldn’t be too grossed out. (A girl has her limits of what she’s willing to post on the internet for all to see.)

self portrait challenge

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am so right there with you! Great post! Lovely feet! LOL ;)

Left-handed Trees... said...

I think this "wear and tear" is beautiful...but then, I have it too--so do my children. Immediately upon opening the front door, they all fling off their shoes like they were burning!

Jessa said...

Those "little" feet make tracks in the road of life. With that being said - they have to have a few character scuffs on them.

I like those piggies especially with a fresh coat of spunk!

xoxoxo

rose colored glasses said...

funny.

b/sistersshoes said...

This was so funny:)

My hubs has the same issues with shoes...that man can walk on broken glass and not get cut...and me? I'm a foot woose. My feet are the most tender part of me and if anyone touches them...I squeal...

YIKES!!!!

warm loveliness

XxxDarlene

Bohemian Girl said...

i have the worst looking heels. they are cracked really badly and sometimes so deep it bleeds. pretty gross, huh?

i am also a barefoot goddess...

pedi~sisters.

Deb R said...

I like this photo! Your feet look strong and I love the fun toe nail color!

Suzie Petunia said...

I love that you are YOURSELF and don't give a hoot. Your feet are perfectly lovely and they sound very appreciated by their owner.

My youngest has the opposite feelings regarding footwear. He brings me his shoes and socks first thing EVERY morning - even before he'll let me change his diaper! We try not to wear shoes in the house to spare the carpet, but he refuses to take his off! It really is a weird obsession he's got going for only being 3!

Colorsonmymind said...

Ah love the photo. I am a bare footed spirit too, and I have the feet to prove it:)