There was once a small girl who was given a pair of red, shiny, second hand shoes. And she loved them. Every day, in fact, every time she saw them and they were not on her feet she would bring them to her mother so that her mother could put them on her. When she wore them in her stroller she kicked her feet and laughed and people passing in the street would smile and wave. People passing in cars would honk, the whole world seemed to take notice of one pair of little red shoes. She hated taking them off--for any reason; naps, beach. She thought the shiny red shoes were the perfect compliment to every outfit and were the appropriate footwear for all occasions.
And she was right. They were.