Friday, September 10, 2010

Everyday Life: Feet

During my sophomore year of college, I came across a study in my sociology class detailing the body language of women who are in love and/or infatuated.

Women, said the study, subconsciously point their toes inward {you know, pigeon toed} when they are around men they really like or really love.

I casually began taking note of feet whenever I was in a social situation ... even my own.

So it came as no surprise that my feet told me before my brain had even put it together just how much I liked John the New Year's night we took a cruise down the Nile River during our senior year of college. {Yes, that's right. We met and fell in love in Egypt on a study abroad trip.}

We had been standing on the deck of the flat-bottom ship, overlooking the city through hazy lights when I happened to glance down at my feet.

And there they were. My toes, pointed in toward each other.

{The heart palpitations when he held my hand were the next indicator.}

While we were at a wedding a few weeks ago, I had casually glanced down at our feet; I coyly smiled at John and told him about that study. John laughed, but it's always been true. And I had caught myself again, toes pointed in, as I flirted with my husband while the DJ pumped music into the air and the new married couple mingled.

Five years of marriage, and I'm still very apparently head-over-heals {toe-facing-toe?} in love with my husband.

Happy anniversary, John. I love you.


  1. Awe! Happy Anniversary and I am loving that shot.

  2. Happy Anniversay to both of you!! Hope you have many, many more amazing years of your toes pointing in :-)

  3. Happy anniversary to you both! Isn't it wonderful to still have those feelings as the years go by?

  4. What a s'wonderful love tale. I wish I have more to comment on, but I'm in a hurry to check out your linked love story.

    HAPPY ANNIVERSARY CHICA!!!!!!!! (and yes 5 years is a HUGE deal hence all the exclamation points.)

  5. Happy anniversary! So sweet! I didn't know that about the toes! will have to keep my eyes open for that!

  6. Awww that is so sweet - and I LOVE that photo. What a cool way to keep things at the top of mind. I've read that, too... and now I need to focus on how my toes are pointed!

  7. Oh, that's so sweet! I love the picture of your feet together :) I need to start watching toes more, apparently!

    Congratulations on your anniversary! I hope it only gets better :)

  8. I'm late, so so sorry!! But Happy Anniversary to both of you. He's lucky to have you.

    And you, my friend, you can write. This was excellent!


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