Ku On This: KOT# 021–2013 ~ A Child’s Slipper*
Slightly Altered Photograph
*The term “slipper” on the islands of Hawaii refer to what are often called flip-flops elsewhere. Slippers are probably the most common footwear to be found on the islands. I often see a lost slipper on my walks—sometimes a pair. I often photograph these where I find them because it seems to me there must be a story in how each slipper got to were I see it. This particular slipper was on the little strip of grass between curb and sidewalk. I suspect a child was carried from a car to the house and this slipper dropped from one foot in the walk.
Ku On This: A Child’s Slipper
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