24.7.09

Dancing shoes

These shoes? I’ve had them for years. They’re really good shoes, comfortable—the kind that you can wear your whole life so long as you take care of them. Every week before I put them on I look them over, polish them up, but besides normal wear and tear they don’t need much maintenance. The stitching is strong, and the leather is still in great condition even after all this time.

Obviously I don’t wear them on the street or every day—they’re dancing shoes, after all. They need smooth wood surfaces. The grit and gravel would ruin them. They’re made for a specific purpose.

And just so you know, when the music starts and I slip them on, sometimes I feel like I’m flying.

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