Thursday, July 14, 2011

Suddenly I see

The radio played in the background as I was getting ready. I wasn't really listening until I heard the first beat of one of my favorite songs.


Her face is a map of the world  
Is a map of the world...... 
You can see she's a beautiful girl 
She's a beautiful girl..... 

My mood instantly changed. I could feel my heart race. My face felt flush as I bobbed my head to the song and my body moved to the music.

And everything around her is a silver pool of light 
The people who surround her feel the benefit of it 
It makes you calm 
She holds you captivated in her palm 

I slipped my black knit dress over my head and gently pulled it down. The fabric soft and snug against my skin. I ran my hands down my sides towards my thighs, sliding the fabric to get it just right. 

Then a little half turn and a peek at my butt in the mirror.

Suddenly I see 
This is what I wanna be 
Suddenly I see 
Why the hell it means so much to me 

I dropped my favorite slingbacks on the floor and slowly slipped my toes under the leather straps. They fit like a glove. They were worth every penny. 

The leather was soft and cool against my skin. The arch of the shoe made my calf muscles pop softly. My light pink toenails were the perfect match for my tanned foot and the black leather. 

I felt like Anne Hathaway skipping around New York in designer clothes, amazing hair, perfect makeup, and the most amazing, four inch heels. I could conquer the world in those shoes.

The thought made me laugh out loud. Men don't understand the power of the pump.

I feel like walking the world
Like walking the world
You can hear she's a beautiful girl
She's a beautiful girl 

I stared at my face in the mirror. I am that girl in New York. I can be her. It's all in the attitude. The walk. 

She fills up every corner like she's born in black and white
Makes you feel warmer when you're trying to remember
What you heard
She likes to leave you hanging on her word

I slowly put on my earrings as I sang to myself and tapped my foot in front of my dresser. My legs felt long, slim and strong, as I looked down at my toes.

Suddenly I see 
This is what I wanna be 
Suddenly I see
Why the hell it means so much to me 

"What are you doing, mom? Elli asked.  

"Just getting ready." I said smiling.  

And she's taller than most
And she's looking at me
I can see her eyes looking from a page in a magazine
Oh she makes me feel like I could be a tower 

A big strong tower 

"Oh, I love this song. This is the Devil Wears Prada song!" she squeeled. Then dug through my closet for a pair of heels so she could play, too. 

I love my sassy little girly girl.

She got the power to be
The power to give
The power to see

Amen sister.  

Suddenly I see 
This is what I wanna be 
Suddenly I see 
Why the hell it means so much to me 

Man, I love those shoes.

Today's TRDC Prompt is from my friend KIR another shoe lover. She's asked us to write about SHOES, one of my favorite things on earth. You can follow her shenanigans at The Kir Corner.


  1. Great song, great writing! You're totally right - men just don't get the importance of a great pair of shoes. All they see is the affect it has on us ;)

  2. Great job of weaving the song into your prose. I really like how you wrote this and related it to the lyrics.

  3. This was fun to read. I think the music definitely creates a real place for the reader. It did for me, at least.

  4. Love the song woven throughout! I can feel your fun and energy and can so relate- music does that to me, too!

    This line -I felt like Anne Hathaway skipping around New York- was perfect in the details.

  5. My girls and I were just singing this song in the car today! We are huge KT fans. I don't think I know how to get dressed, especially for a night out with my honey, without listening to music. I loved picture your little one dancing in your shoes.

  6. Man I loved this post.

    Best line? "Men don't understand the power of the pump."

    So true. I don't wear fancy shoes often, but I swear I could wear a great pair of pumps with yoga pants and a T-shirt and still feel like a rock star vixen.

    Love the interplay of song, dialogue and text. Great piece.

  7. I love the way you tie in the song to the story of self acceptance & love (at least that's what I got out of it and that's what the song means to me). What better lesson for a child to learn?

    It's amazing what a great pair of shoes can do to a woman's self worth. & they're just SHOES!

    Wonderful story!

  8. That song and your words were perfection. Worth every penny indeed!!! I saw you getting dressed, those gorgeous shoes completing your look! Wow!!!!! Great job!

  9. that was totally fun to read Kris!

  10. I felt like I was there with you getting ready for a big night on the town.........Then I remembered that I go to bed at 9:00....Let me know how the evening went..........
    Great story and music Kris


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