Monday, 28 June 2010
This weekend I spent a lot of time at the beach and in the garden barefoot. It has long been something I enjoy, getting my feet out! Though Im not sure its shared by everyone!! I suppose Ive always been a bit of a hippy in lots of ways, I even prefer to drive barefoot, though its not always practical to do so.
I like the fact that im in contact with nature and the earth without restriction although Im not someone who subscribes to the idea that you have to be without clothing to have a spiritual connection. (Skyclad - to be or not to be; maybe another blog topic, another time!)
But theres nothing to beat the feel of soft squishy sand underfoot. Or to walk in soft cool grass, avoiding the odd stone and thistle. .
A few blogs ago I was talking about my camping trip in a farm field. That was a lovely green grassy field and I took great pleasure in walking around as much as I could without shoes. Summer is the time when obviously I go out much more without socks, boots and all kinds of warmer footware
Its interesting to note though, that where I could go barefoot in most weather indoors, as Ive got a bit older, my feet feel quite cold without thick fluffy socks in the winter, and I can even find it hard to sleep without them on in bed. Cold feet = misery in winter!
So Im appreciating my podia more these days and getting them out whenever I can. Its always good for strengthening the muscles in your feet, getting a dose of vitamin D straight to the tootsies, and just the plain ol' feel-good factor.