Saturday, November 22, 2008

The Red Shoes

Have you read the fairy tale by Hans Christian Anderson? It centers around a peasant girl who is adopted by a rich elderly lady. The girl tricks her mother to buy her a pair of red shoes, which she wears to church every Sunday and doesn't listen to the priest. When her adoptive mother dies, the girl attends a ball instead of the funeral and there begins to dance. Once she begins, she never ever can stop. Then there is a dark part to the tale but in the end, the little girl confesses her sins of vainness and well, I don't want to spoil the story for you so I'll permit you to read it for yourself while I go to warn Dulcie to listen in church tomorrow while wearing her new red shoes...


momof3girls said...

I love them! All of my girls have had red shoes at some time or the other. Right now Emma still has some, which are her favorites no matter what color dress she has on! LOL!

asnipofgoodness said...

i noticed Dulcie's pretty red shoes yesterday, so cute with her red Christmas dress! I so enjoyed meeting you also, and do hope we can all get together soon. I loved reading your blog!