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4 min readJul 5, 2022
A beautiful lake (credit photo Phrenssynnes)
The beauty of symmetry (credit photo Phrenssynnes)

One morning, I read a blog about different side hustles to make money. I laughed when I saw a blogger was selling pictures of her feet!

I was not born yesterday and know they sell all kinds of pornography on the web. It never occurred to me that anyone would sell pictures of toes.

As I read, I couldn’t help but laugh out loud.

The story of my toes

I’m going to let you in on a secret. I had a childhood “trauma” with my feet and developed a complex about my ugly toes. Girlfriends laughed at me because of them.

At the start of my seven’s summer, my mother had just bought me and my sister new summer clothes. Dressed in our new outfits, we had gone to gather with our girlfriends to show them — me, who was so happy with my new sandals.

It was during this get-together that they noticed an asymmetry between the third toe of my right foot and the one of my left foot. After whispering about it, they admitted it to me with a laugh. I had never noticed it! They were my toes and had been like that since I was born.


As curious as it may seem, the nail of my right foot is both concave and convex. I felt so negative and abnormal about it. For years, I hated my toes. It made me sad, like all children who are the victims of mockery.

The imperfection of the human being

I believed I was the only one who experience that, but as I got older, I realized I wasn’t alone. Who hasn’t lived that kind of mockery? What about you? Why were you laughed at? A crooked tooth, ears sticking out, or eyes too close together. Any imperfection is cause for teasing. Life is hard in a schoolyard.

What is beauty?

The symmetry of forms. What makes a landscape beautiful? The symmetrical reflection of a mountain on the surface of a lake. Look, for example, at these photos.

Have you noticed symmetry?


Optometrist by education | writer by passion | Francine Boilard blog about food, books, travel and ideas.