Friday, September 03, 2010

Observations & Learning through your feet?

Isn't it amazing how often we take things for granted, and don't observe what is before our eyes. I had to go up the hill to the church early this morning and just opposite the school is a funeral directors they had put out the cones on the school side to stop parents parking there when they drop off their children, early funeral I assume. It made me think. In the midst of life there is death.


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Today we are experiencing what we learn from our feet - well that couldn't have been more appropriate.

Yesterday I wore these little boots,
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quite comfortable and I thought I would be OK on my feet all morning, after all I have worn them before and been on my feet a lot, but Yesterday, no, my feet were killing me by the time I got home and they didn't stop all afternoon, evening and even when I went to bed. The spur heal was back. So today I'm back in flat shoes with these inner built up soles.

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Putting them on this morning they felt so strange as though I was walking on the inside of my feet rather than the whole foot, but after a very short while the pain went and the shoes felt really comfortable again. Do hope I have caught it in plenty of time so that I don't have to have an injection in the heel like last time.

and here is my layout of this lesson learnt
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Journalling reads
Today’s lesson painfully learnt, don’t stand all day in boots with heels, even the wedge ones can make my feet ache. So grab a pair of flat shoes and insert the built up inner sole and forget about fashion and style for a day or so just go with comfort, a much better idea.

4 comments:

scrappyjacky said...

Have to agree about foot comfort...I've lost count of the number of pairs of shoes I've discarded because they just weren't comfortable for more than a few minutes...and, of course, you can never tell that in the shop!!!
But the boots look great...so do hope you manage to 'wear them in'.

humel said...

I saw this layout on the class forum - love how you've incorporated the texture :-) Gosh, I hope your feet recover quickly! xx

Gez said...

Super, super layout. I love all the different elements. One thing I love about the September class is just how much more aware it makes me. Love your observations.xx
Hope your heel is a lot better today. I can fully sympathise as I am waiting for a cortisone injection in my left heel. :(
Have a lovely Saturday. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Gez.xx

Amy said...

Mary I have a great deal of empathy for you - I have the same problem and it can be so debilitating! This is a great page and I love the circle element :-)

A place for me to put the pictures of layouts I have done that I am pleased with, to put in the poems I write and to add snippets of things that have caught my eye