Foot-Binding

December 22, 2011
By ToraToriTora PLATINUM, Gilbert, Arizona
ToraToriTora PLATINUM, Gilbert, Arizona
21 articles 12 photos 29 comments

Favorite Quote:
“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.”
-Albert Einstein


The arch bulged over the sides, the skin stretching out the beautiful fabric in a brutally fashionable manner. The bones were constricted the the extreme, pain and disgust coursing through the owner of these feet. It wasn't a matter of choice, but tradition; a tradition that women would be eternally grateful to break, if possible. Her bones had been pushed to the limit, and if the toes were rapped any closer to the heel, the arches of her feet would surely snap. Walking would no longer be free of pain for this woman ever again.


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on Jan. 2 2012 at 10:20 pm
ToraToriTora PLATINUM, Gilbert, Arizona
21 articles 12 photos 29 comments

Favorite Quote:
“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.”
-Albert Einstein

Thank you for the input, this means that people jsut want to hear more! No, it's not a story, or I would have it under realistic-fiction. This is just a detailed visual without the visual. I tried to make it short and powerful.

A_Journey GOLD said...
on Jan. 2 2012 at 7:44 pm
A_Journey GOLD, Tampa, Florida
16 articles 2 photos 62 comments

Favorite Quote:
The Muse of Poetry should not know that roses in manure grow. ~The Formula, Langston Hughes
You may write me down in history with your bitter, twisted ties. You may trod me in the very dirt, but still, like dirt, I rise. ~Still I Rise, Maya Angelou

I like your story but it really needs to be expanded. It's about how China's women used to bind their feet, right?


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