Thursday, March 12, 2009

Clues to a sad story?

There's something I saw the other day that I can't get out of my mind.

The family pulled up outside the local butcher store. I opened my door to get out and there in the gutter was a black pair of men's shoes.

They were not expensive looking shoes but they were in good condition. Now and then you see an odd worn shoe left here or there but not a pair virtually unmarked. As my children asked: ``Why are they there, mummy?'' I noticed the empty bottle of methylated spirits beside them. I shuddered as my mind put together what seemed to be clues to a sad story.

A troubling image . . . but not easily forgotten.

1 comment:

katiecrackernuts said...

A sad story and one I suppose you don't expect to see so much where you live, but I think it's going to be more and more now.

The West German ceramic also has a string of numbers: 414-16.

Things I like

  • Being eco-aware
  • Chocolate
  • Generosity
  • Good food and good wine
  • Kindness and courtesy
  • Laughing out loud
  • Openminded people
  • People who are true to themselves
  • Spending time with friends
  • Sunshine and blue skies

Things I don't like

  • Broken promises
  • Pointless arguments
  • Uncontrolled anger
  • Homelessness
  • Poverty
  • War and conflict
  • Lightning and thunder
  • Small minded people
  • Discrimination on any basis
  • Over inflated egos
  • Mean-spirited people