Self Portrait Tuesday - my toes!
This month Self Portrait Tuesday's theme is "all of me" - embrace your mistakes, love the ugly bits.
Yes OK I have short stubby toes!
I first became aware of this when I was about 5 years old and drinking from a school water tap. A boy [cannot remember anything about him other than he was of a similar age] sidled up next to me and yelled out "You've got funny toes".
What did he mean? He then pointed out his long toes. I can remember saying so what, but inside I felt crushed.
Since then I have always been aware that most people have longer toes than me - it is one of the things I observe about others.
I think I have probably grown to love my toes and the difference about me that they represent. But I am still conscious of it.
Sometimes (for a fleeting second) I think that it would be nice to have long toes and long narrow feet too (mainly when I am looking at Elizabethan portraits).
But would I swap my toes for longer ones - not on your life!
I do wish however that that school yard incident had never happened!