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Thursday, 01 October 2009

Goodbye Shoes

By Linda Carmi

I threw the shoes away. I’ve been looking at them for months now, each time I pull them out for my morning trip to yoga. Torn, scuffed, black wedges and looking every bit the seven years that they have been my good ole standbys.

“But they still have some life in them,” I keep telling myself. I wear them only to yoga now, where I slip them off for class and slide my feet back into them for the short ride home. Nowhere else, they are quite shabby.

I just decided today that it is time to get rid of the old and make room for the new, energy that is. New energy, new experiences, new attitude. Don’t need old shoes in my closet when I am embarking on a new year in my life. I’m fifty eight today!

I never dreamed that a pair of shoes could be symbolic to this new chapter in my life.

[EDITORIAL NOTE: All elders, 50 and older, are welcome to submit stories for this blog. They can be fiction, non-fiction, poetry, memoir, etc. Instructions for submitting are here.]

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Comments

Happy Birthday, Linda. Off with the old and on with the new.

Happy 58th birthday Linda.
Hope you continue to enjoy yoga many more years to come.

Happy Birthday, Linda

I was 23 years old the day you were born.

You have a lot of good years to look forward to and enjoy!

Buy yourself a new pair of shoes and a bag of donuts and you're all set for a great day! O.K. skip the donuts and go back to Yoga class and you'll be ready for a great 25 years;or more!

Thank you, Ladies...for the birthdy wishes. Actually my birthday was back in September, but I will take the birthday wishes any ole time. I love birthdays, love to have them, celebrate them for myself and others... I'm makin ready for new chi in my life...OK that's yoga talk for energy for those non-yogis.

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