Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Between August 2007 and August 2008, four disembodied feet washed up on the shores of British Columbia. Then another right foot washed up, but that turned out to be a joke (an animal foot in a shoe). But while I was busy paying attention to other things, a couple more feet floated in and now number seven just washed up in Richmond, B.C., on the banks of the Frasier River. This latest model is a left foot, casually clad in a New Balance sneaker, and it might be a match for one of the previous pieces of human flotsam. Or is that jetsam? Until more information comes in about how the feet are entering the river, I'll say 'flotsam'.