I am writing this blog post purely to express my undying love for converse. I looked down at my feet today and just felt inspired. This love actually began long, long ago when I read the girl reporter series by Linda Ellerbee when I was in like second or third grade. The main character is a girl reporter (who would have guessed?) who went around stirring things up with her stories while wearing high top converse. I think that this also might be where my desire to be a reporter was cultivated. She was just that cool.Reading one of the girl reporter books with my dog. This has always been one of my all-time favorite pictures of me. Is it bad to peak at age eight?
I bought my first pair of converse (red ones) my sophomore year of high school. I'm actually wearing them right now. That's the glorious thing about these converse, they're indestructible. I bought my second pair my junior year (navy blue), and I actually brought them with me to London last fall and quite literally wore them every day. There were actually a ton of people who wore converse around in London. I was surprised, but I guess they just have good taste. I bought my newest pair this summer at Ross (rose), and I still aspire to own every color in the rainbow. I think it would be awesome to open up my closet and have it just filled with converse.
So, the moral of the story is that if you want a sure way to be happy, you should just go out and buy a pair of converse. May I recommend orange? Also, children's literature can be pretty powerful stuff. We should get Linda Ellerbee to come be a guest lecturer for SPJ (she is, after all, a journalist herself). It would only cost us about 25 years of fundraising. Maybe she would make an exception?