“I guess every girl goes through a photography phase. You know, horses… taking pictures of your feet.” –Lost in Translation (2003)
I take a lot of pictures of feet. Particularly – my own feet. My feet are my foundation. When my feet are too covered, I am overheated. If my feet are damp, I am grumpy. When I am barefoot & walking in the sand, I am quite content. I am very emotionally connected to the well-being of my feet.
Once a shoe salesman told me “the story of my foot”. This just didn’t interest the 14-year-old me. But I listened anyhow.
I have wide feet, perhaps from so many years of being a sandal & barefooted-laden youth. My feet are small in proportion to my height. They’re ‘peasant’ shaped which in dancer’s terms means that if I were dancing en pointe, the weight would be evenly distributed.
Most of the time they’re painted Monroe Red. It makes me happy when I look down at my toes.
What good things do your feet allow you to do?
Do you pick up pencils? Kick soccer balls? Dip your toes into the bath?
5 thoughts on “The Importance of Feet”
My feet are my roots. I love spreading my toes away from one another and pushing my feet against the wall as I’m falling asleep (makes me feel strong I guess!).
Even though I have a pedicure every 2-3 weeks, my calloused heel, ball-of-foot and big toes are a genetic offering from my ancestors!
I love my feet! They are strong and help my body be strong. They let me dance my way through life!
I love this!
On a related note, did I ever tell you about the online guy with the ‘big foot’ fetish? And how I have big feet?
Jennifer – good for you for taking care of your feet! I hope to follow suit :]
Amanda – Ohh – that sounds like a MUST HEAR type of story. In person so I can get the full effect, please.
I love “the story of your feet”, Al!
I agree with the overheated feet = grumpiness. More than once I’ve described my “tired dogs” as feeling like big hot bags of blood. Too graphic?
My feet are part of a going to sleep ritual I’ve had ever since I was a kid. When I was little, I used to have a very soft blankie with a satin border all around it. I used to rub the satiny fabric in the space between my big toe and second toe as a comfort, to help me fall asleep. It still works, sometimes!
Soon to have filthy sandal tanned feet too! Thanks to new RAINBOWS!