It always makes an impression on me when I find shoes in a public place, with no sign of their owner.
What does it mean?
I once heard that shoes or slippers left by a tree was a marker of a sacred place (if I remember correctly), but what about all other public places?
Does the owner really have that many shoes to spare? Did they suddenly develop an uncontrollable dislike of them? Did they forget that they were previously wearing shoes and leave bare footed, not noticing the difference? Why didn’t they just carry them along?
Whatever the reason….. this pair, carefully perched on the fence, greeted us as we arrived at the beach 🙂