My (Lucky) Shoes

I was homeless and I had walked holes clear through my vans. I found some very unique Adidas on the sidewalk in Bed Stuy, Brooklyn. They were almost new and in my size (8) no one wears size 8 shoes, so I put them on and laced them up, and got to stepping. All of a sudden people were stopping my raggedy ass to compliment my kicks. Major score.

I've watched a lot of Dinosaur Jr live videos on YouTube where you can see my spirit animal and guitar hero J Mascis hit all of those big muff fuzz pedals. He always has Adidas on. Now, I have not seen these exact shoes on him, but I think he WOULD rock these weird-looking Adidas, and that to me is a good sign. For a few months, everything I was wearing was found somewhere in New York on the sidewalk. It was actually all I had when I arrived at New York Presbyterian Hospital on August 15th. I've lost like five full wardrobes being a fuck up When I came back to the city, two more people in front of the Bodega stopped me to compliment my shoes.

These are my lucky shoes, you don't just find Mascis-ish size eight Adidas in the ghetto. The odds against that are overwhelming. You can go watch dinosaur videos and see what I'm talking about.

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