Periodically I wonder about things I observe.
This morning, on the way to work, there was a tennis shoe…does anyone still call them tennis shoes? Running, walking, cross training….ugh…too much to remember…anyway, there was a shoe in the middle of the road. Just one shoe, smack dab in the middle of the road.
What’s up with that shoe on the road thing?
Is this shoe a sign from beyond? Is it a little like lucky pennies from heaven? Is there someone up there telling me I need new shoes?
“Kathy! Buy new shoes but buy them one at a time”.
More likely than that it is a sign telling me “Don’t buy any more damn shoes, you only have two feet and there is someone out there with only ONE shoe. Don’t be a shoe hog, leave some shoes for others!”
If it is a sign like pennies from heaven, I wonder if it is lucky to pick up the shoe if it is laying in the road laces up ( like pennies, face up only) but is unlucky if it is sole up. I wonder, like pennies from heaven, if you kick the shoe and it flips laces up if you can still say “I found a lucky shoe!”.
When I find a lucky penny, I keep it in my wallet. I wonder if I should go back for that shoe, check to make sure it is laces up ( or kick it) and carry it with me? It won’t fit in my wallet of course but maybe I could just tie it to my purse. People would say “hey, nice lucky shoe!” or “look at her, she has a lucky shoe!”.
But, what if people want to get close enough to touch my lucky shoe? This would violate my personal space rule which is most definitely NOT lucky .
I think I’ll just leave the shoe where it is. It’s probably sole up anyway and anyone trying to retrieve it might be hit by a car and that would not be lucky. It certainly wasn’t lucky for the poor person who lost the shoe. He or she is now hobbling around wearing one shoe and a dirty sock.
As my wondering about the road shoe comes full circle,I’m coming to the conclusion that there is probably no such thing as a lucky shoe sign from heaven ( though I can’t be certain and will wait for a sign).
Oh look, a penny…I wonder …..
Hmmm, I wonder these things too. I occasionally also see a sock, or a pair of underwear along the roadside. Does this mean the person was getting lucky?
I did not know the “head up” part of the saying about the penny. This may explain a few things!