This floored me a bit this week. Ballet shoes hanging in a tree on Fleet High Street. Just hanging from a tree, with no explanation as to why they are there. Who put them there. Or, well, anything. The messages written on the shoes are quite powerful, and I did wonder if this was a cry for help from somebody. Lots of talk about perfection, and striving to be perfect.
It’s quite haunting.
What do you make of it?
Any ideas? I would love to find out who did it and the thinking behind it.
They have been there for a few days now and nobody seems to be any the wiser. I have tried Googling to see if this is a “thing”. Like Yarn bombing is, though why people would decide to randomly adorn trees with battered ballet shoes on a regular basis is beyond me. Doing it once though really makes you think, though, doesn’t it?
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