Taking a Break from Hostility
Have to take a break from blogging, Twitter, FB, and all. Too much to take in lately. Too distressing, too much to complain and protest about.
The 'Black Lives Matter' protests, which I totally support, are overwhelming, especially if you delve into some of the ‘behind the scenes’ stories – both in U.S. and here in Australia, appalling and upsetting.
Protests about incarceration and mistreatment of asylum seekers, which, again, I support, bring out stories to break your heart and make you wonder about the minds and hearts of those supposedly voted to be our ‘leaders’.
The posturing and ignorance of our PM makes me nauseous.
So, although these matters must not be ignored - and I feel a need to add my voice to the distress that exists, I have had to turn away for a little while…to take a breather.
Instead, here is a light-hearted offering on a topic that is so distant from today’s battles against hate, discrimination, and Covid-19, it is ridiculous…but here goes:
It’s about footwear. While we are in isolation and the weather is cooling down, I am wearing socks with sandals.
It is an unacknowledged fact that the combination of good quality socks teamed with good quality sandals is the ultimate in footwear comfort.
I have not (so far) ventured out in public with this attire – well, not yet - but, once I am in my eighties, and arthritis has overtaken every toe, I just might.
In fact, I know I will.
Those of you who scoff at such unattractive (?) footwear are missing out on one of life’s simple luxuries.
And, yes, I know that some of you, in the privacy of your home, occasionally pull on a pair of comfortable socks and then don your sandals— but you’d never admit to doing so.
Those old men (and legendary German tourists) who are mocked and sniggered at as they walk by, comfortable in their sandal and sock combo are holding on to a secret that I am now sharing.
Wearing socks and sandals is heaven for feet.
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