This post is part of Linda G Hill’s “Stream of Consciousness Saturday”
I was inspired by a fellow SoCS-er today…Alexis over at People, Places, and Perspectives wrote about the healing power of a pair of heels, and she’s so right! (You simply must visit Alexis if you’re not already a fan…she’s a very insightful girl!)
When I read Linda’s prompt today, I have to admit that my mind went to my closet. I have been striving to rid myself of all the extra things I have in my house, and I actually did give away many pairs of shoes recently! I still have several pairs of heels, though. Mostly wedges, because I find them to be stable and easy to wear, and super cute, but I also have two pairs of classic pumps in black and in nude.
When I think of high-heeled shoes, I know that there are many people who find them to be impractical, silly, maybe even a vestige of days when women were expected to be more “dependent” upon men, but I think these things are what you make of them. Sometimes, a shoe is just a shoe. Sometimes, it’s ok to choose cuteness over comfort because of the gorgeous color, or because of the way you feel when you wear them. Sometimes, it’s ok for a woman to yearn for glamour or elegance. Who’s to say she’s wrong, if it makes her feel beautiful? And who’s to say that she’s less capable because she loves these things?
When we were in Paris, we saw many many women, dressed up in high heels and dresses, très chic, riding the bicycles of Paris, les “vélos en libre-service” (‘Vélib).
“Vélib” is a contraction of the words “Vélo” meaning “bicycle” and “Liberté” meaning “freedom.” And indeed for a small fee you can freely ride these bikes all over the city, picking them up and dropping them off at multiple locations! très cool, n’est-ce pas ?
In any case, I have strayed far from the original topic of “heels” which is quite SoCS of me, isn’t it?? 🙂