I love this photo. I'd like to believe Uncle Loren actually owned a pair of shoes, but if that's true, wouldn't his mother have insisted he wear them on this occasion?
While I was searching my files for this image, I came across others of cute kids wearing old-style shoes. I had planned to upload them and make children's shoes the focus of this post, but that all changed after I went looking on YouTube for a shoe-related Saturday Song Selection (one less obvious than "Blue Suede Shoes" or "These Boots Are Made for Walking"). The following video made me think about the fact that there are large segments of the world's population for whom the wearing of shoes is not optional:
The song is "One Day" by Matisyahu.
(Click here to read the lyrics.)
Thanks to tomsshoes for posting this video on YouTube -- and for showing us another way we can help to change the world.