I went shopping with my mother a few weeks ago, and there was a box of shoes in the clearance dept. marked $1 per pair. Nothing fit me, but my mother found these camouflage sneakers (Keds) and bought them even though they were too big. She wore them for an hour, shuffling around (because every time she took a step, she stepped out of them), and finally realized that she was going to have to give them away. She asked me to drop them off at the thrift store next time I went.
I took them home, to put in my donation basket, and later that day, we saw Noah in with them. I’m not sure what made me smile more, Noah in the basket, or my mother, at 84, shuffling around in what appear to be frayed, camouflage patterned, Keds.
“It is a curious thought, but it is only when you see people looking ridiculous that you realize just how much you love them.” Agatha Christie