Monday, October 31, 2011
A Pair of Boots
I realized that I'm something like the bastion of conservatism on this blog. Everything I post is art-as-such. So this week, I decided to break the mold with a picture of my boots (if you've read Heidegger, I bet you know what I'm up to...). I've worn them everywhere for the last 3 years or so - they've been to three continents, on dozens of trails, soaked, scuffed, and filthy. They were handmade in America according to Red Wing blueprints from 1905. I think they're beautiful, but I can't shake the sense that this type of beauty is different from the beauty I'm usually talking about.