Thursday, July 20, 2006

"Poetry Thursday is Wild with an E"

"One should either be a work of art or wear a work of art."
Oscar Wilde

Those who know me well are smiling right now and asking, "Where are the 100 other pairs you own?"

I love and can't resist shoes of all kinds. I have other fetishes, but shoes have got to be right up there with books. Believe it or not, this isn't some Barbie Doll characteristic of mine, or an obsessive compulsive disorder, but a retaliation to a comment that was made to a very young, naive, 22 yr old, me. ~ Someone that I trusted and thought loved me, told me that I had ugly toes. My breasts were too small for the size of my butt, I needed to be skinnier for certain clothes and he really liked blonde hair and I had dark brown. I was plagued with these utterances for 10 years and then they were gone. My life moved on, but the echoes still hung around for years. My husband now of 9 years (+ 5 dating yrs= 14) used to catch me with my toes curled under my feet. This was something that I learned to do subconsciously. He would say, "Why do you do that all the time...stop doing that!" I explained the 'ugly toe' syndrome and his response cured me of my foot condition forever...."You have beautiful toes, everything about you is beautiful to me!" Well............... needless to say, the first thing I did was go out and buy the cutest pair of toe showing shoes I could find, gave myself a pedicure and have been showing off my feet ever since. I actually admire my own feet and pay homage to them :)

So, the next time you meet someone, or already know someone with hundreds of shoes.....tell them that their feet look pretty. You never know just who may need to be cured of an old foot disease.


Blogger Bohemian Girl said...

i remember your toe curling days and i love that you are proud of your cute feetsies now!

yay for hubs telling you everything is beautiful about you. so true.

my favorite in this line up are the orange ones in the first row on the left. wasn't i with you when you bought those?

loving you,
lil sis

10:53 PM  
Anonymous angela marie said...

I am smiling...I know where those shoes are, your secret is safe with me! You have the best looking toes! That Guy does not know what he is talking about.

12:24 AM  
Blogger Susannah said...

i want to go back in time and punch that guy... how dare he say something so mean and unthinking to my big sis :-) i want to see a pic of your beautiful feet in some beautiful sandals... x

1:44 AM  
Blogger Bek said...

So sweet that you love your toes.
TOES are really fabulous.
And your hubby is such a sweetheart for letting you know that every inch of you is beautiful.

4:47 AM  
Blogger Colorsonmymind said...

What beautiful shoes-but where are those gorgeous toes?:)

Glad your hubs appreciates your overall beauty.

5:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

aren't husbands the best? and your tosies must be so happy all the time in all those wonderful shoes!

7:18 AM  
Blogger b/sistersshoes said...

Oh Den~ it so good to have you back home! :) and yes I was with you when I got those shoes...and I was also with you recently when I got the purse to match...oops, did someone say purses too? I'm guilty of having 100 of those too...

Well, they have to match the shoes!

My hubs is great~ thank you all and I'll have him read these at the end of the day. *kisses*

8:50 AM  
Blogger Alexandra G said...

It never ceases to amaze me how cruel (and wrong!) some people can be. I am glad to hear you were "cured" of your "toe issues" and I just hope that guy whereever he is has learned kinder ways since then! As for the shoes, few can believe it but I only own four pairs. As I look at all your great shoes, I'm thinking "Hmmm....maybe I need to branch out a bit!"

8:52 AM  
Blogger Romina Bacci said...

OH MY GOD...!!!!
you make me laugh, lets punch that guy, what? he had the "book of beauty"???

btw Dar, you look like Catherine Zeta Jones in the profile picture, really!!


1:18 PM  
Blogger megg said...

I am the same - someone can say one throwaway remark about me and I dwell on it forever - YAY to your husband and YAY to you for loving you!! I wonder if that guy knew how awful he was being...

Beautiful, beautiful shoes!! xo

1:19 PM  
Blogger Turquoise CRO said...

It's his BIG loss and your hubby knew he was getting a beauty head to toes!!! I remember a post a while back(Das Boot part I) and YOU were showing your toes! Beauty full!!! xo ps. I love those pink ones hehe

3:10 PM  
Anonymous Teresa said...

Oh yummy!!!
I love all of your shoes, I love shoes period!!
I am glad to see that you are liberated and no longer have to curl your toes. Your toes should only be curling during sex...oopps..that is bad of me. :)


6:09 PM  
Blogger *aimee* said...

now i want to see the matching purses. :) i was sort of a tom-boy as a wee one, so i'm just learning the art of loving girlie things. ironically i've never really liked my own feet but there's no trading them in so i figure i might as well jazz them up with some good-looking shoes. thanks for the smile.

9:59 PM  
Blogger Laini said...

Love the shoes -- such colors! Like an icecream shop! And I love that such a confident statement of love from you husband could cure you of the insecurity some unworthy man had caused you. Wherever he is now, perhaps he's found a woman with perfect toes and an ugly heart -- he deserves it!

8:31 PM  

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