If you could wear someone else’s shoes for a day what would that be like? Imagine what it would like to be that person, who would you be? I think that’s a tough question. There are so many people that I would like to be like. Whose shoes would I wear?
Would I be a performer? I really like Pink’s music. I think her songs are great. I like her style. I like how she does what she wants to do, so maybe I would want to wear her shoes, but then again would I want to put up with the press? Would I be able to handle the criticism of my music? Probably not.
Would I be a politician? Hillary Clinton seems to be pretty successful. She has power; she has influence that might be pretty cool. But then she has to deal with Bill. That probably wouldn’t work either.
Okay, so maybe Mother Teresa. She did a lot of really good stuff, she helped so many people, but those are awfully big shoes to fill. Maybe not literally, but figuratively they are. How could I accomplish all she accomplished?
Maybe if I take a look back in history, Sacajaweja, she was pretty cool. She guided the exploration of a continent. She had adventure, she was intelligent. But then again she had to lug a baby along with her doing all this. And I think her husband might have actually been hired to be the guide and she did all the work. Uh, no, I don’t think I want to wear her shoes.
Then it occurred to me that I like wearing these shoes.
They are comfortable, they are fun, and they are my shoes. And that like Pink I have my own style and I do what I want. Like Hillary Clinton I have influence over the people around me, I am able to influence them in a positive way. And while I may not accomplish as much as Mother Teresa, I do really good stuff for the people who are in my life. And like Sacajaweja, I am intelligent, and I have had a lot of adventure in my life. And I have explored at least half of the continent. So I don’t want to be anybody else. I’m happy being me!
Music to blog by Dancing Shoes by Claudja Barry