In a follow up to your sending me the copy of your amazing book, Walk in My Shoes: The Path to Empathy and Compassion, I want to let you know that it served as the basis for my running a program for my synagogue women's group that took place last week on Zoom.
To start off the program, I showed your book through the camera and read your paragraph on page four stating that shoes are an amazing metaphor and told the attendees about your interest in art and making this world a better place. They were quickly engaged.
I presented the program asking each person to bring a pair of shoes that represents or represented something notable in their lives. And asked them to share: "Why did you choose this pair?" "Where have your shoes taken you literally and figuratively?"
This made for a lively, introspective, relaxed and very enjoyable program for all.
Shoe Illustrations • Pen & Ink • Cliff Hakim