tag: why?

Shoes On The Wires

Sunday, Jun 7, 2020
It’s weird how sometimes strange things become normal when you see them often enough. Growing up, you’d always see pairs of shoes hanging from the electric wires, particularly near the apartments. I always wondered why and how they got there. As kids we heard the normal stuff. The typical gang activity reasoning. There was also the racists reasoning which even then I thought was stupid. There was also the rumor that bullies took them or that someone who knew someone got killed and they threw their shoes up there.