Have you ever become so attached to a piece of clothing that you ‘ve found it terribly difficult to get rid of? I was like that with a pair of shorts I had. These shorts had a real history. They were bought as part of a soccer kit and spent many practicing and game hours on a soccer field. I then used them for running in and then sleeping in. Eventually they ended up as a pair of gardening shorts.
You can imagine what they looked like – not a pretty sight, but I had grown so attached to them I couldn’t get rid of them, much to my wife J’s frustration. Eventually I reluctantly and ritually placed them in a rubbish bag and they were never seen again. I’ve never forgotten those shorts.
Now I’m afraid I have the same problem with my boots. Some readers have asked me about my Gravatar being a pair of boots. Well, Vincent Van Gogh painted those boots. Strong evidence exists that the boots were his. If his relationship to them is anything like mine to my boots, I can certainly understand him painting them in the way he did. Got any clothing you’re overly attached to?