If the shoe fits.

We all know that famed quote about understanding someone better once you’ve walked a mile in their shoes. I think the shoes you have, can actually lots about your personality and life choices.

For example: My feet literally reject almost all shoes. I even bought a pair of soft, fabric shoes once and wound up with blisters at the side of my feet.

But I keep falling for these pretty shoes and buy them against my better judgement. In spite of the pain they give me the first time round I wear them – I justify them, make excuses and keep trying to make it work. And it almost never does work. I just wind up with blisters, corns and the kind of calf pain that needs muscle relaxants.

Every once in a while, I would admire someone else’s life. Whether it’s their luxury of not having to work, or being vivacious or having a great career – I wonder what it would be like to step into someone else’s shoes.

And then I realise that their shoes may look really great but I don’t know what it’s doing to their feet. Some people just grit and bear it but for me? I don’t care where I am – if my shoes are killing me, I’ll take them off and go barefoot – shoes, be damned.

I got it bad
you don’t know how bad I got it.
You got it easy
you don’t know when you’ve got it good.
It’s getting harder
just keeping life and soul together
I’m sick of fighting even though I know I should.

The cold is biting through each and every nerve and fibre.
My broken spirit is frozen to the core.
I don’t want to be here no more.

Wouldn’t it be good to be in your shoes even if it was for just one day?
And wouldn’t it be good if we could wish ourselves away.
Wouldn’t it be good to be on your side?
The grass in always greener over there.
Wouldn’t it be good if we could live without a care.

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