It’s weird how sometimes strange things become normal when you see them often enough. Growing up, you’d always see pairs of shoes hanging from the electric wires, particularly near the apartments. I always wondered why and how they got there. As kids we heard the normal stuff. The typical gang activity reasoning. There was also the racists reasoning which even then I thought was stupid. There was also the rumor that bullies took them or that someone who knew someone got killed and they threw their shoes up there.