Pointy-Toed Shoes

Today I bought my first-ever pair of pointy-toed shoes. They’re super pointy.


I have wide feet. It’s a character flaw; some may say my one and only. If you also suffer from this condition, you already know that pointy toes and wide feet do not get along. But today was the last day I could use my 25% off coupon, and they were on sale, and they have this wacky print that I would never ever have considered before in my life, and they fit my big ole stompers.

And if there’s anything anyone can learn from the senseless murders of dozens of people who were killed early this morning in Orlando for simply having a good time being who they are, let it be this: there’s never enough time to be yourself.

It doesn’t matter who you are, as long as you’re not too much of an asshole. Someone will care about you just the way you are, even if it’s only because they don’t know any better, and you’re a real jerk sometimes. Or maybe you’re actually really amazing and not enough people have noticed yet; don’t worry, we will.

Shave your eyebrows, and hack your body, and by all that’s holy, buy a pair of pointy-toed shoes one time in your life. Be proud of these things. Be proud of yourself.

Be who you are, and be loved for it.

4 Comments on “Pointy-Toed Shoes”

  1. LRose says:

    Reblogged this on by LRose and commented:
    As we struggle to make sense…any sense…of the shooting of a hundred+ people in an Orlando night club, I offer you this take:

    • likethelamp says:

      It is amazing how someone can write something that cuts through to a beautiful truth and it gives you courage and strength to just to know such an idea exists and that others are thinking it. Such power in words. Thank you for sharing yours.

  2. LRose says:

    Simply eloquent, April. This is an original voice that ought to rise far above the din of the usual platitudes. And hysteria. I’m more than happy to share this with others.

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