We cannot solve our problems wearing the same shoes we wore in creating them.
This quote is from an article "Awakening to Walk and Talk Therapy," Spirituality&Health
(May/June, 2015, p32). Leigh Weinraub was a tennis player and coach who is now a psychologist with a private practice. The article was about how she uses walking in nature with clients as an alternative to sitting in an office and just talking about problems while the therapist sits in a chair of authority. I can understand that, but the quote above just strikes me as a good excuse to go shoe shopping.
I have shoe shopping on my mind because I had to do some shopping.
My nephew is getting married on Saturday. Their wedding website says, Attire: Formal. Occasions for dressy clothes in my life--well let's just say I did need to go out and buy a dress. Then I realized I did not have shoes to go with it. Another shopping trip.
I found a plain pair of pumps with a fairly low but still noticeable heel. It has been so long since I had heels on my feet that I have had to wear them around the house to practice walking without turning an ankle. It's not like riding a bike. You do forget. Or lose muscle memory.
My sister-in-law suggested that I wrap an ankle in ace bandages and borrow a pair of crutches, make up a story about a non-shoe related accident, and wear comfy slippers to the wedding. Hmmm...kind of a practical idea.