I found an article a while back entitled, “What Do Your Shoes Say About You?” I couldn’t resist writing the title down. It prompted a smile and a thought, and any day with at least one smile and one thought is a good day indeed. Of course, I didn’t write (or copy) the link down, and then when I went back to actually read the doggone thing, I couldn’t find it. A Google search for that exact phrase brings up a plethora of hits. I’m not sure which link I want or what I read already, and do I really want to know what my shoes say about me?
What I’d rather know is the story my shoes have to tell, as in, from their point of view. But considering the shoes are inanimate objects, I don’t think that story is going to be written any time soon. And I’m not a good enough writer to pull off a story, all from the point of view of a pair of shoes. (Maybe you are, and maybe that should be your next project!)
But thinking about shoes of course led me to a quiz about shoes. I took the one over at Quizony, and found out that my shoe preferences make me a “Mover and a Shaker.” I’m sure you’ve heard those words before, albeit probably not in reference to me. Merriam-Webster lists a “mover and a shaker” as a “person who is active or influential in some field of endeavor.”
Does that describe me? Sure, I influence my children and my students, probably even the members of my writing group, but somehow, the term “mover and shaker” in my mind has always been reserved for someone else, a person who holds a loftier position, perhaps. What was I expecting, you ask? Probably something along the lines of “low maintenance.”
By the way, I have never owned a pair of shoes like those shown in the picture, but as I get older, I find myself gravitating to unique shoes. I won’t rule out the possibility of owning something like them someday. Maybe when I really am a mover and a shaker.