Monday, August 19, 2013


I love shoes.  Actually what I mean to convey is I really really really love shoes.  Yet this photo below gave me pause, showing the lot that was auctioned off to interested buyers.  Bernard Madoff, aka. 'Bernie' apparently also loved shoes and seemingly felt that if the shoe fits buy it, amassing over 250 pairs... You may recall Madoff is a former stockbroker and financier who operated the largest Ponzi scheme in US history.  In 2009 he pleaded guilty to 11 federal felonies that defrauded thousands of investors of billions of dollars. He is currently serving a 150 year prison sentence for his crimes.
It begs the question:  who would ever want to walk in those shoes? 

photo courtesy Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images

Greed is a bottomless pit which exhausts the person
in an endless effort to satisfy the need
without ever reaching satisfaction.
                                                                                                Erich Fromm, 1900-1980, German Psychologist

I'll happily walk in my own shoes

1 comment:

Gardeningbren said...

Loved the quote Maria.

Who would like to walk in his shoes indeed.

Found an old wooden shoe last the other week. Think that is a better purchase than these shoes ;-)

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