Monday, 21 May 2012

No, Thank YOU Sir.

My dear friend Boy Rene asked me if I could go up to Edmonton on Saturday May 19th to bootblack at Thank You Sir. I was very happy he asked and I jumped on the chance.

As of late, boot blacking in Calgary has been... I don't know how to put it politely. Lame? It seems that not a lot of people want to have their boots shined or their leather conditioned. Actually, I have noticed a lot of things in the local community. It seems no one has any inclination to help others out. That, along with some other things (that I won't go into detail) just had me down.

That being said, I was excited to attend an event and have the opportunity to bootblack for a new crowd. I knew it be exciting and fun, but not like it was. New crowd yes, but not new faces. It was exciting to see friends and the like, and to have them see me in my element. It brought a whole new level to the experience. Rekindled, I think that is the right word. I do not know how else to put the feeling into words. We all know I am terrible at naming the emotions I feel. Lightened heart, rekindled love and a content smile. I think that about sums it up. I am so very happy and thankful for the chance, I again feel what I did when I started boot blacking.

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