While attending a party a little more than a year ago at a rented venue, I made my way around the room visiting and chatting. On one of the banquet chairs, I spotted a lone shoe. It was just sitting there, alone at a table whose previous occupants were likewise circulating and socializing. I knew many of the people at this party, but I hadn’t noticed anyone wearing only one shoe.
As is my habit, I snapped a photo of the shoe due to its considerable curiosity factor. The higher the curiosity factor, the more I like something. Anyone who knows me knows I appreciate a good mystery… And this was a good one – and a rather hilarious one at that – bonus points!
Needless to say, I was fascinated by “Righty” as I like to call him.Was he an invited guest? On whose foot did he arrive? Why was he sitting alone? Was he comfortable? What was he drinking? How did he know the guest of honor? Did he bring a nice gift for the birthday girl? Did he dig the playlist? What did he think of the quinoa and kale side dish? Was he having a good time? Did he get home safely? Did he ever meet his perfect mate? My mind swam with wonderment about this lone guest!
I guess there are some questions to which I’ll just never know the answer – and some mysteries that I’ll never solve. I’ll just have to live with that.