Walking a Mile

Some holidays are for being with family and friends, and some holidays are rest days. I asked Davy if he planned to go out, and he reminded me that today’s a holiday bus schedule. He sat out on the lanai and untangled his ball of yarn, listening to the music streaming from my window. Life with siblings as adults is comfortable, but not because it’s familiar. Today was both a rest day with family, but each family member is in a separate space.

As MMFE plans the program for October, it’s shaping into a participatory series of events in various communities throughout O’ahu. Today’s thoughts were on locations. My earlier posts have been on venues that are under consideration, however, I’m open to suggestions. One suggestion is to bring an MMFE event to Puu Ualakaa.

MMFE 2013 is about shoes. We don’t leave home without wearing something on our feet. We make a personal statement about how we wish to project ourselves. Or, we show the world, as Marlon Brandon once said: I just don’t care. It’s OK to have moments like this. To be forgiving of oneself is the best gift he or she can give to family and friends.

MMFE has a Fashion Shoe Design Contest, and no design experience necessary. The contest is open to all. The best designs are as personalized as one is unique.

I don’t wear fashion shoes, but I’d like to if I could find a pair that I could stand in for extended periods of time. In a recent online search for shoes, I found Chyna Whyne, a trained Alexander Technique professional. [I completed Alexander Technique course while living in San Francisco. After the series, I did move with less effort and managed to conserve energy–highly recommended.] Ms. Whyne’s Walking in Stilettos explains why it’s the poorly constructed shoes,  and not the heel wearer, that causes public atrocities.

What the highest heel you’ve worn out in public?