Monday, October 22, 2007


We've been together for quite a long time.

Years and years.

You'd think we'd be comfortable with each other by now, that we'd have grown into shapes that fit - learned each others ins and outs, developed compatible habits and ways of breathing.

We'll be together so much over the coming months.
In rain and biting winds and frost. Maybe even in snow.

So why do we rub up against each other in such painful ways?

Are we incompatible?

But I know that after this annual, seasonal initiation we'll be good together and you'll keep me warm and dry - you have in the past, year after year. I still have faith in you.

So how - why - do you rub me raw? Quickly and imperceptibly. I'm numb to the discomfort until it is too late. Until it becomes pain.

Maybe its my fault. I need to loosen up, not pull so tight. Perhaps we need more space between us?

I hope we'll settle down and travel well together in the future. I think we can. I know old patterns can repeat themselves, taking on a life of their own. But I refuse to accept that the past predetermines the future.

The future is not set.

In the meantime.....

the blisters bloody hurt.


tut-tut said...

Ha! let them know who's in charge. You'll soon be much more comfortable.

Reya Mellicker said...

Are those Fluevogs? I used to wear their angel boots all the time. These days I go for Salomon or Ecco boots since they're truly waterproof and don't rub me the wrong way.

They aren't nearly as cute as Fluevog angel boots, though.

Yours are darling. Too bad they're not better behaved!

Ex-Shammickite said...

Naughty little boots. Tell them you're gonna pull their tongues out if they don't behave, and then their soles will never get to heaven.

la bellina mammina said...

Love this post Lettie :-)

Shelly Lowenkopf said...

You're going to catch it for taking this photo. Already the SSG (Shoe Security Guards) are approaching, their arms waving. Hey! They are shouting. This area is restricted. No one gets through without a pass from Pod.

Akelamalu said...

Oh that was such a clever post Lettie, but you're not hanging up your DOCS, no way!!

zooms said...

Cherry red Docs at that.
I don't think you've been giving them enough attention have you.

Country House Antique Textiles said...

Hehehe you are clever Letty :-)

Vintage to Victorian said...

Love it! And the boots!

Pod said...

every old sock needs an old shoe......

herhimnbryn said...

One thin pair of cotton socks under a thick pair of socks usually = no blisters!

Dumdad said...

Ho, ho. Nice bovver boots.

martin said...

These boots are made for walking.......
with a slight limp.

Reya Mellicker said...

After I left that comment yesterday I went on to the Fluevog website and ended up buying a very expensive pair of totally hilarious shoes. I shouldn't have ... but ... how fun! I'll wear them next spring when you come to the U.S.

Lynne said...

Everyone has already covered every clever comment I could think of.

I loved this Letty, very clever indeed! Inspired!

John Eaton said...

Very cool, Lettie.

Also, what Lynne just said.

Dr.John said...

Very clever writing . Worth a nod.

Mike M said...

What a wonderful story twist. I never thought it to be boots until I got to the picture. Them everything became clear. Not that's a sign of a good writer!

kimy said...

quite a fetching pair of boots! and yes, unless your feet have unexpectedly grown, the blisters (from not enough wear) will disappear and once more mold to your feet and these beautiful shoes will become one... until then just always select the best sock for the day's activity! fun post! oh how I love a good pair of shoes.

Pod said...

if you were here for just two seconds, i would squeeze you very tight until you vanished again

Gary said...

Here I was thinking that there was trouble in paradise. How clever you are to lead me astray only to dash my illusions and hit me unawares with something different altogether.

Must say though...I love the shoes. Maybe the pain is worth it?

Akelamalu said...

PS I've posted another Nursery Rhyme Quiz today if you fancy a go. :)

lettuce said...

TT I think they are in charge.

reya no, they are Doc Martens. Don't think they protect against Satan tho...

thats funny Shammi! and kind of harsh

ta bella, good.

hee hee Shelly. Pod will give me a pass.

no lulu, i'm def. not.

i haven't zooms, but am making up for lost time. (and hello!)

CHAT & V2V, thanx you two too.

well actually pod i like sox with no shoes.
(and shoes without sox come to think of it)
(only certain shoes ofc)
(and sox in bed sometimes)
(stopping now)

hhb you are right. Requires forethought tho :o(

DD how very dare you

Indeed martin.

reya reya - pics!!!! pleeeeeze

lynne, john, Dr. john and mike thankyou kindly

me too kimy, and they are a very good pair

i'd squeeze you right back pod.

gary you are not entirely astray. But i think (hope) the pain is worth it.

ta, klulu, will pop over later!

Malc said...

Great boots!

My steel-capped boots are referred to by my daughter as 'Dad's man boots'. This is ridiculous, of course, they are Fred and Charlie.

Molly Bloom said...

Lovely boots Lettie. Lovely post. I'm so sorry I missed you this week and RW too. :( I'm feeling a little better today. First day I've managed to leave the house! Pod got me the best ever slippers, so I've been wearing those.

I love DMs. They make really cool shoes now too. One of the shoes that say so much I reckon. Cherry red ones are really lovely.

You are a clever onexx

lettuce said...

Malc - Fred and Charlie. haha. Maybe i should call mine Maud and Mabel?

molly we missed you. :o( Glad you are feeling better. Are your slippers Sheilas? I love mine so much i'm wearing them out. Almost worth being ill for.