While we’re on the subject of festivities , HK and I attended the Vancouver Pride parade this weekend. Talk about festive! Reports are that there were anywhere from 400,000 to half a million people there! We loved it! Everybody was cheering at the floats, throwing beads, dancing in the streets, actually, it was a lot like Mardi Gras! Even little kids were waving their rainbow flags.
I’ll share some of my poto’s with you below…
So, anyway, while I was straining to get pictures of all the fun, i dropped my water bottle. i bent down in the crowds of people to fetch it, and as i looked around, I spotted this foot. This really, really, well, odd foot. And i am almost embarrassed to admit, (but you’re my peeps, so i know you won’t cast judgement) but i paused, grabbed my camera and snapped a photo. The way i see it is, i never saw the owner of this foot’s face, and she was totally unaware of my fascination, and she was, after all, wearing flip-flops, so no harm done. Besides, it’s really, uh, an artistic foot, don’t you think?
What I like about this is that she is (hopefully) celebrating diversity–which is the meaning behind Pride. My friend Sally’s cousin was born with webbed toes, and went on to become a champion competitive swimmer. And remember Sissy from Even Cowgirls Get the Blues? Born with abnormally large thumbs, she made the most of them by becoming a hitchiker! So celebrate YOU, because whoever you are, you are unique!!!!!!!!!