A Tid Bit


During a trip to the Dermatologist this morning, the piano player in the entrance lobby was playing very relaxing music. People drag themselves into the hospital entrance hunched and wracked. The minute they start walking in step to the music you can visually see the change. They perk up and unravel their hunched bodies. On the rest of the trip to the elevators, folks nearly end up prancing and dancing through the corridors.

I usually use a particular restroom before continuing the distance on the main floor and before taking an elevator to my appointed destination. The middle stall is mine, usually empty and waiting, I suppose for me. The stall to the left always has someone with heavily jeweled sandals, taking her time, and by the way, I assume it is she. I’ve never seen her, because no matter how long I prolong my departure, she is still doing her business.

Today she was not there. Why do I miss her, wonder about her, worry about her? Perhaps she represents some intangible but meaningful reality to me. A silent, unknown friend just by being there, as well as not being there becomes a worry or a joy.

Dear Owner of the Heavily Jeweled Sandals,

Gold Bless You.

Dear Self,

When you start talking to Heavily Jeweled Sandals as being your friends, perhaps it is time to see your batty Psychiatrist and do battle for awhile, coming out pretty much the same as when you went in, just less hopeful.





10 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Sheryl
    Jul 10, 2016 @ 19:51:17

    I’d be curious, too. Anyone who wears jeweled sandals (and is over the age of 15) sounds like a really fun person. I can see why you’d be curious about her after your paths almost crossed numerous times. Perhaps she was delayed in traffic, on a vacation to some fun spot, or her doctor didn’t have the usual time slot available for her. 🙂


  2. Sheila Clapkin
    Jul 11, 2016 @ 13:50:44

    I love to read your thoughts. How fun you are!! Thank you for sharing. All so possible.


  3. Sheila Clapkin
    Jul 11, 2016 @ 13:53:08

    Many doctors are leaving our Kaiser because they are retiring after years of wonderful service. That caused a big scramble for he remaining doctors.So far I have been accepted, but the doctor has not accepted Skip YET. Such torture. Maybe the Jeweled sandals did not get accepted. Oh dearie me.


  4. Sheila Clapkin
    Jul 11, 2016 @ 13:56:36

    Hello Author of Jeweled Sandals,

    The jeweled sandals wearer left early for an appointment for a pedicure. While she was in that building she had her toenails done and a lovely new blue color put on her toenails. They look so good with the sandals. She also took care of her business and thus didn’t need to use the facilities where you usually see her. However, don’t worry for she will be back to the old routine soon……..


  5. nuala ryan
    Jul 14, 2016 @ 16:32:09

    What a creative character you are dear friend. Having been a Music Therapist for so many years I especially delighted in your description of people’s responses to the music. What a great idea to have a piano player present in a medical facility.


  6. Sheila Clapkin
    Jul 15, 2016 @ 09:14:26

    Thank you for delighting in the description of people’s responses to music. I am going to be looking more closely at the responses I see and the joy in receiving music plus expect a report back to you.



  7. jacqui
    Jul 22, 2016 @ 15:44:18

    Great sandals. I want some.
    Does the woman in the stall next to me look at my feet? Oh dear. She will be so disappointed.


  8. Nina Shashkoff
    Aug 24, 2016 @ 05:40:26

    I have always loved all the “bling.” Love the sandals! – Yes, I am over 40 now and still love to wear be-jeweled sandals as well. When looking at my feet – a smile always is in the making – Isn’t it true that “Diamonds are a girls best friend?” I believe that “Bling is a my best friend.”


    • Sheila Clapkin
      Aug 24, 2016 @ 11:37:20

      Yes, girlfriend Bling is beautiful and compliments what we have to offer.
      Are you my girl with the legs. She was not there yesterday, I looked.
      Diamonds are definitely friendly. Remember when buying them, you will usually only be able to get less that half when you see them I have never sold anything from my mother-in-law or my mother, or actually mine.Hugs.


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