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Unnecessary Things

Let's talk about shoes.

I have a lot of shoes.  Like, a lot. 

^^ Not me. First of all, my closet is way messier. And smaller. Although I do feel about this happy when I see all my unnecessary shoes.

There's an entire ecosystem of shoes on the bottom of my closet. Heels and straps and brightly colored footgear cover the floor of my closet like forest detritus ready for a night on the town.

This seems unnecessary for a writer who only goes out to walk the dog.

Once I decided the only way to claim all this shoe-goodness was to actually wear it, even if it wasn't the most appropriate setting.  

I was going to reclaim my shoes.  Be bold.  Different.  “Just do it, Kris,” I told myself.

Sadly, I do not always give good fashion advice.

I wore my favorite, funky, awesome pair of knee-high boots to a pumpkin patch.

They were shredded.  Honestly, I don't even know how that happened. It's not like pumpkins have teeth.  They don't attack.


I held onto those sweet, funky, awesome, shredded boots for a year before I threw them out. :weeps even now:

Lesson learned.  I think it's important to have unnecessary stuff that makes you smile.  But maybe don't wear it to a pumpkin patch.

If you have something you love, maybe even collect…perhaps, oh, I  don't know covet, but never get to use, let me know.  Maybe we can trade tips.

My tip: Never take your precious unnecessary things to a pumpkin patch. They bite.