One of my students loves shoes and we have been talking about my getting these for some time. When I wore the too-toos the first time, she agreed they were cute. I told her that I was getting another pair today (the Fed-Ex person left a signature sticker yesterday). She showed me her new slip-ons, but I asked her if she knew who made her shoes, and that I could show her who made my shoes because there are pictures of the women who did on the internet. She laughed, and I did, too. She’s from Africa (I won’t say where), and she knows how much I love that place.
It makes me think. I now know many young women and young men from Africa — mostly from the western part, but from many places. Perhaps I will do what another person I know is planning to do — once all of her current pups have crossed over the bridge, she plans to move there.
I think I would love to do that, too. It would be going home.