I was racing off to the birthday party of a friend here in the city this afternoon, a little late because my beautiful boots bought only last year, were falling to pieces. Another friend had loaned me her hiking boots made of leather, as they were all she had in my size, but they were a little too small and were destroying my feet.
Traveling on my usual shoestring budget I couldn't replace them however ... it occured to me that if I slipped my sock-covered feet into plastic bags (cut to fit no less) and then put my boots on, they could leak all they wanted but my feet should stay dry.
Yes, I had taken them into a shoe repair shop but he could only attempt to glue the sole back to the leather however he couldn't promise that it would hold and anyway, the stitching was giving way in two other places and there was no fixing that.
They're only one year old. I had marked them as boots meant to last many years and yes, I only packed one pair of shoes. I imagined them sturdy.
So I risked being slightly late to the party but I couldn't go past the fountain in Piazza De Ferrari because it was looking spectacular.
I stood on the edge of it and played with the light a little.