“Walking on high heels, soaking up life”


The other weekend I had the pleasure of enjoying the island of Ameland, a place with less than 3.533 living souls (half of them sheep) where the word “wedge” is probably mistaken for a sort of rare fish breed or a spare part for bikes. Here's what you do on this island: you cycle, hang out in the dunes and eat fish. But not my lovely photographer Nancy and me though: we were trying to put those shoes no one has ever heard of in perspective. Literally.

While trying to listen to Nancy’s orders from 20 meters away ("Foot higher, higher! More to the back - lower, hold it, HOLD IT!) balancing on one foot, I couldn't help but compare the awkward situation to (yeah sorry, it’s so tacky....): life.

We all have these ideas and will try to make them work, even while standing on not-so-solid ground, looking ridiculous. It might not work at first and we could fail and fall, only to get back on our feet again, simply to do it better the next time. A stiff breeze might blow and you might swear your guts out, but eventually everything will fall into place (aka perspective) and in retrospect it just looks so easy. WOW!

I actually never thought a pair of 12 centimeter heels could teach me a lesson. Thank you wedges, and thank you Nancy!


Today’s shoes are ZARA

Today's photo was taken by the lovely Nancy Cornelissen