In the town where I live and work there is a shoe cobbler who takes the time to restore and repair leather goods. His belief, as stated on his website, is “that if you care for and repair items made from quality materials with skill and love, they will last for years.”  Shoe cobblers are a dying breed, but their statement serves as a useful metaphor for our own lives. Just as we value our homes, our cars, and yes, even our shoes, seeking...