A Pair of Shoes
Vincent van Gogh
oil on canvas
Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam
Like something out of a Stephen King novel, another foot has been found washed ashore in Richmond. It is the seventh one so far in the past couple of years.
Another running shoe with what may be a detached foot has washed up along the banks of the Fraser River in Richmond, B.C., according to the RCMP. A New Balance runner for a woman's left foot apparently containing human remains was found in Finn Slough in the south arm of the Fraser, near the end of Garden City Road, Const. Annie Linteau told CBC News.
Police have not released any further description of the shoe, but a woman's right foot in a size 7 New Balance running shoe was also discovered on May 22, 2008 on Kirkland Island, which is also in the Fraser River.
... CBC Canada
I have a feeling someone knows more about this than they are disclosing.
Someone wrote on the CBC website: "Let this be a warning to you B.C. joggers that in a warm humid climate like yours you should change your socks every month or two whether they need it or not."
Someone else wrote: "Maybe the owners of these feet had really long hair and a very bad barber... they asked him to cut a foot off and well... the rest is history!"
Yet another person wrote: "They need to work faster on this case. Progress should be measured in miles rather than feet. Clearly to get this case solved, detectives need to step up to the plate and toe the line rather than walking around flat-footed thinking that success is a shoe-in or a 'feet accompli'."
My favorite: "Good sneakers float, expensive leather Gucci's sink, particularly when encased in Mafia cement."
Sigh … Everyone’s a comedian.
I tend to agree with the person who wrote: "Man... we smoke waaaaaaaaaaaay too much weed here on the West Coast."