Shoes, cappuccino machines, sports cars, not necessarily in that order, I love them.
They’re all similar: sleek luxurious lines, often Italian, not to be abused. While I can’t often wear them, I have thought of buying those size 4 Pradas from the thrift store, just to display them as the works of art I believe they are.
The human foot is a marvelous thing. There are 26 bones in the human foot, 33 joints, 107 ligaments, and 19 muscles and tendons. The 52 bones in your feet make up about 25 percent of all the bones in your body.
Because the feet are small but have all of those bones, joints!, and tendons, they are capable of the most exquisite articulation.
This is Iyengar yoga teacher Carrie Owerko, undoubtedly one of the best yoga teachers in the world. And I say that with total humility and sincerity, and I’m aware that it’s a grand statement. You’ll just have to trust me, I know my yoga.
I’m posting this picture because it’s beautiful, and because it shows what the feet are capable of.
They can hold you up while supporting the full weight of your body while it’s in an unusual position, and when need be, they’re a handy thing to hold on to. They are also, in my opinion, quite beautiful.
I could go on and on about feet, but for now, I’ll just say appreciate your feet. And those high heels, maybe not too often.
“The hardness of a diamond is part of its usefulness, but its true value is in the light that shines through it.”
― B.K.S. Iyengar,