Thursday, April 14, 2005


This morning a tiny woman ran for the bus, skinny legs wrapped tight in high heeled boots, face above them a floating calm, zen meditation, eyes downlooking, not a foot wrong, exquisite rhythm clip clip clip, a perfect score in the Running-for-the-bus-in-high-heel-boots Olympics.


Sylvana said...

That has always fascinated me. How do those women run in those shoes?

Daniel Heath said...

there are signs all over Japan telling you not to do that. all the different subway systems have different animals showing you what happens if you run for the train (cats are popular; sometimes it's the finger, sometimes it's the tail that gets caught in the door).

of course the real question is, when she got to work, if you ran a finger up the back of her neck, would it come away dry?