Friend (26) – My Pair of Sandals

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This pair of sandals has been with me for the past 8 years.  We have gone through life’s ups and downs, tasted the sweet and bitterness.  No regrets, I would say, cheers to what we have been through these years!

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Thank you for being my toes protector, guardian to my feet.  You shade me from sun and rain.  Even though the coverage is not complete, but I thank you from the bottom of my heart.  Together, we search for the greens, stroll through the years looking for hope and revival.  Staying in tune with nature, tolerated the attack of the insect troopers.  We interviewed the leaves, chat with the plants, invited trees to be our guests.  We worked as a team to be a green ambassador, rejuvenate our souls and even water the dry earth.

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We traveled to Dubai, open our eyes and brighten our vision.  We landed on Yanggon together, shaken by their cultures and warmness.  We have seen many dark side of human and also seen many as bright as the holy land.  The sandy roads we have traveled made your body wear and tear.  The crack on your body reflected you have aged.  But you have no complaints.  I feel so sorry about it.

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Thank you once more for what you have done for the past 8 years.  You make my life more vibrant and wonderful.  I’ll remember the many roads we have walked past.  How many stories we have shared and how may days and nights we have roamed around.  You were my true companion and going to be my friend of remembrance.  I’ll put every individual scene I could remember in my book.  Each page is linked.  It’s just like the bond of our friendship.  It’ll be penned down just like the beginning of a newborn, till your golden age, I’ll never forget.

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I’ll remember you my friend, as a long journey companion and friend.  Thank you.

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23 thoughts on “Friend (26) – My Pair of Sandals

    marysmemories said:
    February 9, 2013 at 12:55 am

    An interesting tale about your delightful sandals. They are as the saying goes.man’s best friend.’
    Sydney, I love reading your work as you look at everyday things in a different way.
    Mary

      Sydney Fong responded:
      February 9, 2013 at 4:10 pm

      Mary, thanks for your compliments! Your words make me move on! 🙂

    mixedupmeme said:
    February 9, 2013 at 1:07 am

    I love your pair of sandals
    And how you wrote it in blank verse
    And I’m trying to think of something
    About which I can converse

    I thought and thought and thought
    Into my brain I did immerse
    The way you feel about your sandals
    The same I feel about my purse

      Sydney Fong responded:
      February 9, 2013 at 4:13 pm

      Haha! What happen to your purse? Does your purse protect you toe?
      Or your purse needs to be towed? 🙂

    Jnana Hodson said:
    February 9, 2013 at 1:41 am

    Ah, the joys of true frugality. It’s not what you paid for them at the beginning, but how well you’ve cared for them — and they, in turn, for you over the years and miles. Sounds like you got your money’s worth. Much more so, in fact, than owing 20 pairs that sat in the closet. It’s an important model for living.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      February 9, 2013 at 4:20 pm

      I got 3 toe protectors with me, one is this , the other is the casual wear and the sport shoe for Saturday walk a park.
      With my three loyal friends, we go round the green world without any generation gap! Haha! 🙂

    Our Adventure in Croatia said:
    February 9, 2013 at 1:49 am

    I feel the same about my sandals when I have to throw them away, all the places we’ve been together, how comfortable they’ve made my walking, and I feel bad when I have to throw them out! (strange woman!!??)

      Sydney Fong responded:
      February 9, 2013 at 4:25 pm

      If you are a strange woman then I’ll be a strange man!
      No worries by throwing away! I mean we can’t be keeping all things with us!
      The thought is always count! 🙂

    Leisa said:
    February 9, 2013 at 3:44 am

    Oh Sydney this was a truly beautiful tale of your sandals, and as I read I thought about our souls, and the link to the soles of your beautiful sandals!!!

    Wonderful..you are always such a joy to read, I feel the greatness of your heart, and it fills me up.

    Thank You

      Sydney Fong responded:
      February 9, 2013 at 4:29 pm

      The more you praise me, the more I feel in blush! I’m just a ordinary man enjoying living in my own world!
      Leisa, thanks!

        Leisa said:
        February 9, 2013 at 6:04 pm

        You are an extraordinary man!

        Sydney Fong responded:
        February 9, 2013 at 10:19 pm

        WE are! 🙂

        Leisa said:
        February 10, 2013 at 3:18 am

        🙂

    Don said:
    February 9, 2013 at 4:18 am

    Thanks for a wonderful post, Sydney I feel like that about a pair of boots of mine. Not sure how I’ll ever be able to let go of them when the time comes.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      February 9, 2013 at 4:32 pm

      For sure your boots can live longer than mine!
      Please nominate him a purple heart medal!
      Have a great don! 🙂

    lilyboat said:
    February 9, 2013 at 7:47 am

    there’s something about the shoes we wear.. Sydney you possess such a pure heart. A clear blessing from God. Lovely post. thank you for your work!

      Sydney Fong responded:
      February 9, 2013 at 4:47 pm

      We are all living in the same boat! As long we cherish what we have, happiness or sadness!
      The world is in you!
      Lily, thanks! Happy Blogging, enjoy your weekend! 🙂

    mydailyminefield said:
    February 9, 2013 at 11:23 am

    You have a real talent for observing the ordinary and using your words, to make it special!

      Sydney Fong responded:
      February 9, 2013 at 4:50 pm

      Thanks for your compliments! That is all I have! 🙂

    Gretchen Del Rio said:
    February 9, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    I think that your sandals have many more years of service.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      February 9, 2013 at 4:54 pm

      8 years! 2920 days!70080 hours! Imagine if every customer like me, the shop might close down long ago! 🙂

    rynnasaryonnah said:
    February 9, 2013 at 10:25 pm

    Wow. That’s a long time. My shoes last me 8 months. If I’m lucky.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      February 9, 2013 at 11:28 pm

      Shortest meet longest! That is funny! 🙂

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