Oscar Wilde’s critically acclaimed novel, The Picture Of Dorian Gray, details the transformative journey of a young man named Dorian Gray.
Gray’s metaphoric transformation begins as an innocent young man and evolves, giving rise to a new self, represented as a hedonistic pleasure seeker.
Dorian’s exploratory journey is documented via a perfect, nearly life-like painting, that blemishes every time he commits a sinful act.
Which leads me to this deeply philosophical sneaker inquiry.
What does our painted portrait look like?
Do we have a closet full of sneakers, and a portrait full of blemishes?
Can we continue to celebrate all that is good within sneaker culture without the need to purchase anymore kicks?
While I ponder my inward thoughts, expressed outwardly as a sneaker-based portrait, I have committed to not purchasing any new kicks for the remainder of the year.
They say time’s supposed to heal ya,
But I ain’t done much healing.