image notes: puzzled thoughts and theories surround scenes like this. why would someone throw their shoes or the shoes of another person over power lines? i’ve never understood how they can do it much less why they do it, but this spring i noticed something i’d never observed before. there seemed to be a pair of sneakers hanging on power lines wherever i looked the day after school ended. i had to wonder if it was some type of celebration; a rite of passage knowing they’d never have to use the sneakers for school again.