I usually walk very fast, you know, I am (or pretend to be) a busy busy girl, or rather I am incapable of managing my time… I come too late for work because I wanted to create just one more design. Mostly late for appointments because I decided to do my taxes one hour before the appointment. Then I run to catch the bus, to catch the subway…
And the opposite, if I don’t have an appointment and am just walking alone, it’s for me impossible to walk normally, because I have to stop every two metres to take a photo or take a look at something: one more picture from this side of view, one more from the next side of view, which one is the best? Oh, the next one!
There are some many beautiful details in our every day environment, and they are changing and developping every single day! I sometimes envy people who (due to a disability) are confined to and gifted with a slow walk, because they have the time to contemplate all this during they are walking! This thought made me create the following slogan:
I know this particular font is a bit difficult to read, but I love it, it’s so positive, like every word is smiling out the message…
Here’s the message a fellow designer sent me about this shirt:
I loved “I move slowly so I can enjoy every moment of life.” You can’t tell that I have partially numb feet so I walk slowly making sure my foot is on the ground before taking the next step. I don’t look like I am walking differently except slow. Since there doesn’t look like there is anything wrong with me I hear a lot of HMMMPPPHHHHs!!! in back of me. I have nerve damage that fortunately won’t get worse but I’d rather walk a little slower than fall down. And I am not all that slow. Like not as slow as someone that has to use a walker for example. But I do enjoy when someone who is extra indignant has the nerve to say something and I say, “Oh I’m sorry if my nerve damaged feet move too slowly to suit you. Please forgive me for even trying to breath the same air as you.” I often get an apology and hopefully taught that person that not all disabilities are recognizable. My other favorite is, “sorry you didn’t have your lights and siren on so I can get out of the way for your emergency!!!”. I have to say more people are polite then rude, so the rude ones I consider entertainment LMAO.
Thanks Rhonda for your wonderful message!