Friday, March 11, 2005


A guy called the theatre office the other day to see if he’d left a tennis shoe there after rehearsal the night before. I suggested he look by the side of the road.

Surely you’ve noticed that discarded shoes seem to be as plentiful on our scenic byways as roadkill. And there’s always only one shoe. I often expect to see a hitchhiker a mile or so up the shoulder with one ragged bare foot and a crazed expression on his face.

Then there’s the poor lonely soul who’s dumped all his friends for being suspected of tossing his tennies, laces knotted together, over a high-tension wire.

So next time you lose your shoe, go for a drive. And if you’ve lost both sneakers, try wandering around your neighborhood looking up.



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