Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Hanging markers of humiliation

One of the less pleasant sights of Melbourne is sneakers tied together and hanging from overhead wires.

These are trophies of some kid being jumped on, his or her sneakers removed and tossed where they cannot get them back. The hanging trophies of persecution can remain for weeks or even months, an enduring reminder of humiliation.

Kids can be horrid.

1 comment:

  1. I don't think I've ever thought about them like that before, but of course you're right. I certainly remember the next time I see a pair swinging from a power line.