That, on top, is our shoes cabinet, and my shoes take up to 90% of the space. From the numbers of shoes I have, you could guess how many relationships I have had if 'relationships are like shoes'.
Like the shoes that I owned, I did had many suitors when I was single. Some looked gorgeous but were terribly uncomfortable. Some were comfortable but plain boring or ugly or both! Some lasted for a couple of months and then fell apart suddenly. Some just don't feel right, even friends noticed my limp. Some made me look good but cost me too much to maintain them. And of course there were some which were very attractive but the moment I wore them, they HURT!
Seriously, I am not that promiscuous. Really! I only had/have three serious and long relationships which lasted 7.5 years, 5.5 years and another one, over 5 years and counting.
My first relationship was like this pair of heeled rain-boots. Flashy but cheap! (Cost me less than $30). He seemed sturdy and strong; I had thought he could protect me from rain and storms but he made me slipped and fell when I let my guard down. It took me ten years to get back up on my feet again.
He is now on someone else's feet, I wish her luck. Hopefully this lady has better balance than me.
My second relationship was love at first sight. How could I not, he was so cute-looking. Polka-dots and ribbons were simply too irresistible for me. The moment I got into him, I realised that this pair of shoes was flawed. The right side couldn't stand properly on its own, he needed to be supported all the time, he exhausted me. He wobbled and threatened to give way, he gave me too much insecurities.
I took him off and walked away bare-footed. It hurts at the instance, but it was for the better and I was right.
I swear, I wasn't going to buy another pair of shoes. I was depressed because shoes make me happy! Don't call me superficial!
Then came my third and final relationship. He is genuine (or at least this pair of shoes is made of genuine leather). With little details, timeless design, simplicity and comfort, he took me to places that I could only dream of in the past. He is good for all occasions - shopping, working, out with the kids, I just want to wear him wherever I may go.
He is the one I am keeping for the years to come.
So how do your shoes make you feel today?
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