Memory Flash

16 Jul 2008


This morning, I put on my socks -- a normal, unremarkable activity most days. But today, for whatever reason, the socks were unusually comfortable. It reminded me of an old friend, J, who was something of a sock connoisseur. We went somewhere once ... could have been New York City. Wherever it was, I guess we came across a sock salesman on the street. We each bought a few pairs because they looked decent and were cheap.

While still out that afternoon, J urged me to join him in trying on the new socks. I think maybe he had some kind of sock habit or something -- liked to change his socks multiple times per day or something. I'm not sure, really. But, just like it was yesterday, I recall his looking at me after we'd gotten into our new socks. "Isn't that refreshing?" he asked, quite seriously.

I'd never really thought about it (changing one's socks mid-day) much before. But, upon reflection, I said, "You know, it really IS." It was as though I'd learned a secret that few people knew. We kind of just laughed and enjoyed our pleasant foot sensations ...

Still, I didn't pick up the habit. But sometimes new socks really do feel good.

Original Comments

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On July 16, 2008, Chris wrote:

I had a very similar experience with the Red Hot Chili Peppers, but it was much more disturbing than your experience.

On July 17, 2008, sista #2 wrote:

I am not into socks. I dont like the way they touch my toes. ANything on the feet is a no no ... unless of course it is shoes.

Could never stand Nylons ... omg horrible. I have an issue with feet ... can you tell?


On July 17, 2008, Beth wrote:

One of the best things about being a woman is NO SOCKS IN SUMMER.

On July 17, 2008, Dr Zibbs wrote:

You know everyone makes puppets out of socks, but if you really want to be unique, try using a shirt. The one arm can be used as a trunk - like an elephant. You need to hide the other arm though - or you (and the shirt) - will look stupid ... Oh..Hi Falwless.

On July 28, 2008, Dale wrote:

Such socks appeal.

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