When is the last time you wore shoes until they were completely worn out? I mean holes in the sole and holes in the heel. I can’t remember a time like that. I can remember wearing shoes until they were too loose on my narrow feet, too uncomfortable, too scuffed and dirty, or too out of style. I can remember discarding shoes, because I was tired of seeing them on my feet. I can’t remember wearing shoes until they looked like the ones in this photograph. And because I can’t remember, I know that I have been truly blessed in my life with an abundance of things that I needed AND wanted. So finding these shoes in the parking lot of the Starbucks in downtown Decatur (outside Atlanta, GA), reminded me of how fortunate I am. I remember the stories my dad would tell me about living during the depression and putting cardboard and newspaper in his shoes to combat the holes in them. I wonder if the man, who wore these shoes, was in a similar situation–not having enough money to buy new shoes. Well, whoever he is, I hope he has some better shoes now to take him where he needs to go. I hope you have what you need to carry you to where you need to go.
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