Laughter as brain injury medicine … cold feet

24 Apr

It’s been a rainy spring 2013!  Walking through the puddles reminds one during childhood when we’d run and jump in the fresh puddles on a warm spring day.  It’s not been warm but it’s refreshing all the same.

With all the rain and flooding I thought my feet were getting wet because the large puddles, then I looked down!  Nothing like getting cold feet!

A little hole in the shoe! Worn out?

A little hole in the shoe! Worn out?

I haven’t worn out shoes since childhood.  I also haven’t had this same type of sensation with wet and cold feet since those early years when it was common!  Oh memories, and they are still fond memories!

It was a time when shoes were bought sizes too big because we’d “grow into them”!  When I looked at my foot I realized I’ve worn these shoes out.  I laughed and sent the picture to my dearest sister who recalls years past.

She responded recommending to rubber band the sole as we did with our black and white saddle shoes as children!  She was joking, but upon returning home I sent the picture of my quick fix and certainly she could appreciate memories and laughter!

I put the rubber band around the sole and noticed it just didn’t work as well as with those old tie shoes.  Oops … those slip-on clog styles don’t fix the soles quite like saddle shoes and rubber bands!  I tried!

Good old childhood quick fix ... rubber bands around soles!  Just doesn't work with this style shoe!

Good old childhood quick fix … rubber bands around soles! Just doesn’t work with this style shoe!

I was thinking that I could wear these the rest of my life as I’ll still be growing into them!  I was just happy I had a pair of shoes I wore out!  I have many shoes, too many!

Now that I have more energy I wear shoes to walk in and not just to slip on the feet for a short distance!  The convenience of these slip-on and go style makes it hard to retire this pair, but tennis shoes are truly most comfortable and safe.  Literally cold feet!

What is your shoe story?

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7 responses to “Laughter as brain injury medicine … cold feet

  1. annesquared

    April 24, 2013 at 12:46 am

    Thanks for the ping 🙂 And your nice warm story to warm the feet – mine have been cold and wet from all the cold rain. brrr…

  2. philippinewanderer

    April 24, 2013 at 10:26 am

    Cute little story.

  3. behindthemaskofabuse

    April 24, 2013 at 6:09 pm

    now that’s funny! try duck tape! men seem to be convinced that fixes everything! 😉

    • brain injury self rehabilitation (BISR)

      May 6, 2013 at 11:09 pm

      Duct tape would certainly work … but we didn’t have anything like that available. At least as children we didn’t! Rubber bands was as good as it got! Take care and stay safe.


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