These shoes are made for dumping

A perfect fit?




“The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science.” ― Albert Einstein

N O T  R E A L L Y  G L A S S  S L I P P E R S

As my blog partner Susan W.  will readily attest to it is always a good idea to carry a small pocket camera with you to catch and capture those unexpected and mysterious moments in life that contain their own insights into the human condition.

When I originally stumbled upon this arcane scene I noted that the pair of shoes were abandoned near a cement trash bin. They appeared to be in good physical shape and then I began to wonder about the reasons why they had been abandoned here and if the wearer of the shoes had left the scene barefoot.

My mind then conjured up images of Cinderella ( an over worked scullery maid) and her Prince Charming ( rich, regal, handsome, unattached) who had searched high and low to reconnect with that magical  and radiantly alluring female who had made such an impression on his life during the royal ball.

One of the most popular versions of Cinderella was written in French by Charles Perrault in 1697, under the name Cendrillon. The popularity of his tale was due to his additions to the story, including the pumpkin, the fairy-godmother and the introduction of “glass” slippers.

In this day and age when Cyndi Lauper sings “girls just want to have fun” is it naive to really expect that a full-blown romance could develop between  a female who wants to only experience the thrill and excitement of a party and a prince seeking his true love?

In this instance it appears that this female treated her party shoes as disposable and left them for another deserving Cinderella to enjoy.

Was this a selfless act on her part or more a sense of boredom with life in the fast lane? The answer is impossible to ever know.

Her motives for doing this are mysterious but they are her own. — gc



Photo Challenge Mysterious


  1. I love this. I’m such a romantic but you already know that. And, I think Cinderella had realised she had found her Prince Charming and no longer needed the party shoes!

    On the other hand… A guy as rich as the prince could buy her several pairs of party shoes! 😀💕


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