Lost Steps

These pair-less slippers were collected by paid hands while cleaning the mountain of debris washed ashore in a beach in Batangas during a recent typhoon.

Some of the pair-less slippers are well worn. Some are even damaged already. But quite a few seem to be new and slightly used. They are mostly, if not all, kids’ slippers.

I could not help but wonder about the previous owners of these slippers. Where are they? How did they get to lose one of their slippers?