Baby Shoes in the Garden

Maryam Nabavinejad


I took my first steps in these red leather baby booties.  My earliest and most powerful childhood memories are of the private heaven of a fruit garden in our old home in Isfahan, Iran, where I wore them. But when I was six years old, we moved to a modern city, and my passion shifted from trees to books and ideas. When I left for Canada, my mother gave me these booties. I found a use for them when we bought our first house here.

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