The story behind this picture:
Karl, Julia and I were waiting for our pizza in a small town near our hometown last night. The pizza joint and the police department are two of only a few businesses that remain open in this town. The town had it's heyday once, but now life is pretty non-existent - besides the pizza customers and a small grey fox that we saw run across the road, up a tree and onto the roof of an empty building. We decided to take a walk as we waited for the pizza to cook. I love to window shop - even into stores that no longer carry merchandise. We came upon this store that almost seemed to serve as an apartment one long ago day. I saw this teal shoe laying amidst the debris and knew I had my picture of the day. Except I didn't have my camera!! UGH! Anyway, Karl used his phone to take the picture for me. The shoe lay in the dirt and dust, calling to me to tell me it's story. I imagined it's owner fastening the buckle one Saturday night - in haste to get to the dance. I imagined it being thrown on the floor in the early morning hours of Sunday and then being put on once again for Sunday Church services. And now it lay, all alone - a story waiting to be told.
What is also strange about this picture is as Karl tried to focus on the shoe, small blurry white clouds danced across his phone screen. "Did you see that?" I asked him. He hadn't noticed the life in the seemingly dead frame - but I did and they continued to move for another few seconds. Karl thinks I am crazy - but I know that those movements on the screen were ghosts - letting us know they approved. Or maybe disapproved?!! It was an amazing experience for me - one I won't forget for a long time!