Wednesday, March 19, 2008

on the road alone


i seldom see, a slipper or a shoe standing in the middle of the road. and everytime i see one i can't help myself from feeling sad.

what would it actually take for someone to drop off and leave
something once valuable behind? and how would s/he be able to go back home without the other pair?

it may be unnoticed and/or taken for granted, but the importance of foot wears are undenniable. in this bustling and rustling metropolitan roads, i know nobody who can go out of their homes without wearing one. some would even spent thousands of bucks and scan markets to markets just to find the perfect pair that would fit and go along with us as we walk through our daily lives. so seeing a slipper or a shoe in the middle of the road that once part of somebody's life, that is now dusty, alone, worn off and just waiting for something to run over it, just breaks my heart.
i emphatized with it probably because i know how it feels being left alone and for me, that is one of the most horrible thing one could ever feel and not even worthy to experience.

probably the reason why humans were given a pair of feet is to understand that we could not walk in life alone. not even move with only one foot standing. we'll be needing others regardless what the issue is. same thing with our shoes. without the other pair, it would be very difficult for us to walk straight and even go an extra mile.

if only shoes could feel and weep, probably MMDA are already pulling their hair off, thinking of another burden regarding flood control. fortunately, they couldn't. but the problem is, there are people like me, who tend to feel what they should be feeling.

come to think of it, what if someone is indeed intended to walk alone would he either continue walking, find his other pair or just sit there and wait to run over by life?

just another thought to ponder.

13 comments:

Whitelight said...

i thought it was your shoe! hahah no, i'm trying to lighten up from reading your post. it's really sad.

wanderingcommuter said...

whitelight: oo ng anapansin ko din. hehehe!:-) very much appreciated, whitelight!

coldman said...

alam mo nay naalala akong movie dyan sa post mo, kaya lang di ko maalala yung title, basta asian film yung tungkol sa dalawang magkapatid na may lumang sapatos.

Sana mapanood mo yun =)

elayas said...

wow..so sad..ahehehe salamat kuya sa suporta...basta thanks or the moral support.mejo magulo pa ko eh.

next time

'yas

bam said...

i also feel somewhat sad when i see a shoe or slipper in the middle of the road...

and notice that there's only one other half to make it a whole! you cant simply buy a new half once you lose the old one. so pag nawala ang isa parehas kayo nawalan!

♥nova-san said...

That's really a nice analogy: relating shoes/feet to a person's journey through life.

I think shoes represent the shelters that people need to bear the elements of life. There are rough roads, smooth roads, high roads, flat roads and the types of shoes that we wear are indicative of how we handle those difficulties in life. When we come to a rough road in life, we need different protection to continue down that path, and so a change of shoes is necessary. So for me, a random shoe left on the side of the road can mean that the owner of that shoe is now traveling in a different path in life. And just like we can choose what kind of shoe to wear, we can also choose who to bring along as a companion in our journey through life.

wanderingcommuter said...

novasan: i must agree with the interpretation but for sentimental people like me, at least, i find it very difficult to drop off something that once has been an important part of my life..

yas: walang anuman. been there than that. although hindi nga lang sa seminaryo. hehehe.

bam: lalo naman daw ako nalungkot. huhuhu. once the other pair is lost, we could no longer complete it. tsktsk!

coldman: it hink i know that film. ito yata yung sumali sila sa siang school race in which, rubber shoes ang prize. tama ba?

KRIS JASPER said...

ikaw naman.. pati ba naman sapatos? LOL.

anyway, sana naman kung may makita akong shoes eh yung pares para naman magamit ko. haha...

kaya lang ingat din sa athletes foot.

bam said...

hehehe sorry...

sinumulan mo kasi eh, na-carried away tuloy ako hehe

Coldman said...

parang yun nga, basta may scene dun na hinahabol nilang magkapatid yung nalaglag na sapatos sa ilog.

ganda ng movie na yun.

alam mo ba kung ano title nun?
parang Singaporean film yun e.

chase / chubz said...

my mom says theres a part of the city where people throw their shows on to the electrical wires..

ang ending. parang mga sinampay na sapatos.. i don't know what the signifies..
just a thought

Jericho said...

naalala ko na ang title ng film na sinasabi ni coldman. Children of Heaven. Iranian film I think.

wanderingcommuter said...

jericho: kaso singaporean film daw yun eh...