Thursday, February 1, 2007

head over feet

Soooo... if you go back a post or two you will see a very excited blurb about my feet in comparison to the feet of statues I saw throughout Greece. Don't worry, its about to get exponentially more exciting!!! So, at the encouragement of a friend (thanks, TLC!) I decided to look into the history of my unusually shaped feet (see picture below for evidence). Now, I happen to know that this condition is called "Morton's Toe" after the physician who researched and diagnosed "Morton's Neuroma" (a meditarsal nerve disorder I also have). So, naturally I went to my favorite online resource, Wikipedia, and LOOK what I FOUND!!!!

"...This shape has also been called Greek foot (as opposed to the Egyptian foot, where the great toe is longer). It was an idealised form in Greek sculpture, and this persisted as an aesthetic standard through Roman and Renaissance periods and later (the Statue of Liberty has toes of this proportion). The French call it pied ancestral or pied de NĂ©anderthal, believing it to be a sign of intelligence. Cleopatra was known to have this, and many consider this trait to be a sign of beauty."

WHAHAHAHAHA! Yes! This made my day. For all you people who have ever made fun of my long, skinny, strange feet: take that! (P.S. Jamie, I especially thought you would appreciate this knowledge, being the foot-genius that you are!)

Okay, so more Greece pictures are coming... thank you for your patience during my little diversion.


Another beautiful example of Greek Feet (seriously, my feet look JUST like that) from the museum at Ancient Corinth! Enjoy!

2 comments:

jamie said...

I can very well attest to the fact that Lindsay's feet look just like that, just not so stone like and much nicer! I love all the random info you found about your feetsies, I think it's great! (although I know that doesn't make it easier to buy shoes!)

TLC said...

That's right, baby! Now, let it be known that I do not possess the Greek feet. But I do really like feet in general. And I especially like the title of this blog entry. :)