Monday, February 07, 2005

running in heels

"To be carried by shoes, winged by them. To wear dreams on one's feet is to begin to give reality to one's dreams."
-Roger Vivier

i am not one to wear heels unless I'm going to some fancy place or dancing. either way, i make sure they are as comfortable as can be and that i'm not walking on them for more than 2 hours, mainly because i really can't. i'm not made for heels.

however, you can get your feet trained for any type shoe, unknowingly i did so for high heals, 2 1/2 inches to be exact. actually that is not very high but the heal is thin like that of dancing shoes. i'm talking about my cool boots.

i can't help but want to run in them when i'm wearing them. i immediately feel like sarah jessica parker in Sex In The City; graceful, feminine & free (the free part i'm sure attributed to the running). so anytime i can, i run. maybe there is some appointment that I can't be late too, no one knows if it's true or not accept i ;) or for a more realistic one, its late at night and since i travel by train, my running might ward off any possible evil man near by. either way i'm loving it.

this brings me to a very pivotal moment in a friendship of mine. we were at the botanical gardens Christmas of 2003 on a dark night and we were walking through the garden, taking in the colorful lights, absorbing the Xmas spirit and enjoying each others company. we got to a trail that lead to darkness, we started to take it and decided to turn back a few minutes in, at this point my friend Lissette suggests, "let's run like someone is chasing us, like in a movie!" (not exact words) i looked at her and had this huge smile, i thought, now I know why we are really friends. I mean our love for coffee could have been enough :) but this sealed it. We all started running, now actors in a 3 minute film, pretending to be scared but laughing instead therefore making us less convincing. this running, led me to the days when I was a kid. anytime i can get in touch with the child in me it's great, but to share it with someone else, it's priceless.

"we do not remember days....
we remember moments"
-- cesare pavese

Lissette, we are kindred spirits and it makes me happy that i sat in the last row in math class at college and that you sat next to me. we haven't stopped talking since :) (literally...haha ha j/k remember i did say 'we')


transience said...

funny you should talk about heels...i like wearing three-inch heels. it makes me feel like i'm on top of the world. i know it's bad for my posture and all, but damn, do they make my feet look purty. =)

Lorena said...

3 inches closer to heaven :)
heals do make legs look nice.
lucky all you who can wear them longer.