Such a beautiful story, Rachel. It makes me realize how we're never thoughtful enough to realize what children go through and what a big effect even the smallest things have on them.
Awe, Lori, you are are so thoughtful. Thank you! I'm glad this touched you and that you enjoyed it because I have decided to expand this comic. I have another chapter ready to post.
Love this. I had red boots when I was a kid. Used to wear them in bed too. 24/7.
Wow - what an image you gave me, Adnan. Thank you.My most favourite shoes were red - not always new but new to me.
There's something indelible and kind in these panels, a consciousness of being an outsider, somehow betrayed by these red shoes as a child. But the literary device of older/younger narrator seeps through, and we get the sense from the narrator that these imperfect fits were precisely the lessons needed to grow--empathy, sensitivity, appreciation of snow. Favorite panel, hands down, was the girl in the shoe shop, trying the fitting, siphoned off from the adults and in her own thoughts. I thought this was remarkable work. And yes, indelible--where the blisters reside.
Crikey, Jamez - I'm not even paying you! Thank you for this generous praise - special coming from you (I am not worthy). Really glad you enjoyed this. I did need these lessons in life - I hope I learnt from them. Thanks for noticing.
Thanks, Cat x
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