Sometimes life feels a little like the fairy tale Cinderella, in that you try and try and try to force a shoe on your foot and it simply doesn’t fit. The shoe can be a course, a job, a relationship or a prism through which the world is perceived. It can be years before you realise that the issue isn’t a deficit in effort or design but the wrong shoe. This is a difficult lesson for the determined and the loyal and for lovers of rare and wonderful shoes, but even the rarest and most wonderful shoe is pointless if it doesn’t fit. And life has a wonderful habit of bringing reality to the table … eventually. Which is why I am currently obsessed by this song by Paolo Nutini.