Written by: PEBBLES
The disdain and repulsion one would greet you with when they see you donning anklets can immediately turn your life upside down.
To many, anklets are just a no-go area and a non-starter.
But just picture a one hairy leg (or even a shaved one) with layers of brightly coloured beaded or golden layers of anklets making home around it and tell me that picture does not look appreciable and lovely in your mind’s eye.
Anklets really are not the worst case scenario yet we live in a part of the world that you cannot freely wear it or display that bit of artistry for the dread that they would be wrongfully if not woefully judged.
In the past, people with decent careers and are revered in society have been splashed with all sort of denigrating names because they decided by their own accord to be part of the anklet gang.
From CEOs to female celebs right through to students and ordinary market women, anyone who goes as much as putting on an anklet on is indiscriminately torn into.
It is either you are a prostitute or a lesbian or to some, you are letting men know that you are available for hook-ups. Everyone has their own coined meaning on this piece of jewellery but the very one which highlights all of it is the sinner tag.
You cannot talk your way out of it. Once you are wearing an anklet, know that the creator of heaven and earth and everything in it loathes you and someday when He sounds his trumpet, you would be going to spend eternity in the gallows of hell.
The question remains the same, is it really a sin to wear an anklet?
The last time I checked, the holy books do not specifically talk about the sinful aspect of it. Nothing negative or positive was said about it leaving judgement on the onus of people around.
In fact, in all 66 books of the Bible, anklets and what it represents is only mentioned twice (in Isaiah 16 and 18) and it is open to varied and subjective interpretations.
Different cultures around the world have their own accustomed ideals on the subject.
In Egypt, a lady’s social status could easily be pointed out by the materials that are used to craft the anklet.
In the Hindu Religion, anklets are gifted to new brides to welcome them into their matrimonial home. Unmarried women equally wear it to signify their pride and courage and theirs mostly come with lot of jingles which alert men whenever they are approaching so they could be on their best behaviour.
Apparently, there is even a medical and scientific tone to it.
According to several researches anklets made of silver has the propensity of healing wounds, killing viruses because of its anti-inflammatory properties.
Anklets make one feel some boost of confidence, just like any sultry lingerie does to the person wearing it. It beautifies the feet, represents femininity and yes, it entices men.
Should any of those notions formed over the years be reasons enough to deny ourselves the somewhat needless edge to satisfy this life little luxury?