March 4, 2008
New shoes, traffic and closet
I have been in my "new shoes" for 2 months. I often refer to any new change--- new job, new relationship, new house, new born etc to a pair of new shoes. No matter how beautiful they look like, it always takes time to get comfortable with. So my new shoes this time, basically my new job, have deprived me from having a normal life. I have returned to the basic layer of Maslow's pyramid-----If I have time to eat, sleep and take a bath, I am kind of happy. Yet the new shoes still hurt.
The new job also changes my routine. I no longer have the luxury to get up at 8am and read in the bus or stare at some good-looking men ( not too many though) or simply doze off. I am forced to be a morning bird, driving 1-2 hours to get to work, at the mercy of the traffic. And speaking of traffic, isn't that wonderful way to kill life? Sometimes I am stuck, not moving at all. Nowhere to escape and nowhere to turn back, like sometimes in life. However eventually I go through, I pass it, like sometimes in life too.
While I am accelerating one aspect of my life, I kind of put the rest in the closet: no time to update my blog or write back those caring friends who hope to read new postings; no time to create some pleasurable moments behind the camera; no time to read much except those related to work...what am I doing?
It is March, all I hope is to get out my new shoes, get out the traffic and get out the closet, to see Spring...
Posted by pengbo at March 4, 2008 10:04 PM
leather or silk?
Posted by: karl at March 5, 2008 5:55 AM
Feel like steel ;-)
Posted by: Helen at March 5, 2008 10:27 AM
Helen, welcome back, I missed you.
Posted by: Chicago Mark at March 6, 2008 11:46 AM
Chicago Mark, thank you! You would not believe it but when I read your simple comment, I teared----which proved that I was a waterlily anyways...
Posted by: Helen at March 6, 2008 9:02 PM
this is your hardcore side :p
Posted by: karl at March 6, 2008 11:55 PM
this is life, always takes you sometime to get adapt to the new surroundings, but we have to go on.
Posted by: Mindy at March 10, 2008 12:26 AM
Extraordinary feet will always hurt inside the confines of machine made shoes. Some feet are lucky enough to know hand made shoes. Other feet are wise enough and humble enough to reject the confines of any shoe. A very small handful of feet learn to transform the earth that they caress.
Posted by: Kevin Fort Lauderdale at March 23, 2008 8:28 PM