Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Earth's crammed with heaven... But only he who sees, takes off his shoes.
About This Quote
This quote is often said to remind people of the value of living in the moment. However, it can also be interpreted as a reminder that you shouldn’t take your shoes off unless you are entering someone else’s home. When you are on the inside of someone else’s home, making them comfortable, then you are welcome to take off your shoes. If they are not welcome or unwilling to have you there, then you should continue to wear your shoes so as not to offend anyone.
The words of the poem are very simple but mean something very deep. It is a reminder that we should not try to take everything in life for granted and should always appreciate what we have.
Source: Aurora Leigh
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