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What kind of shoes do nuns wear?

the sound of musicDid anyone watch The Sound of Music live?  I didn’t think I’d like it but discovered those songs make up for a lot.

There was one part, one thing I was very picky about.  When Maria first came to the Von Trapp estate, she’s supposed to be dress very horribly beause she’s a nun–okay, a novice.  Julie Andrews looked terrible and dowdy.  The dress Carrie Underwood  wore was pretty nice.   It had great lines and looked terrific  and most un-nunly on her body.    However, I was able to suspend my disbelief–beause of those song–and pretended that nicely cut dress was exactly what a poor nun would wear.    Then I saw Maria’s shoeshoes.  They were nice and probably comfortable pumps.  Light brown, almost blending with her skin color with heels between 2 1/2 to 3 inches tall.  They made me feel that Miss Underwood wasn’t totally commited to her part.    I can forgive a great deal if I like the music, but those shoes bothered me everytime.   Everytime I’ve seen a nun, she’s weaings flat, lace-up shoes in a dark color.  Yes, I could accept alot as long as the cast kept singing–but   the anachronism of those pretty shoes on a nun bothered me every time.  And, yes, I know I’m shallow.  And picky.

What bothers you more than it should?