I love walking barefoot. It's really too cold this morning and I should have shoes on, but I don't care. The ground is wet and it has made my feet a little muddy.
Muddy and cold.
And there were some sticks and sharp rocks that weren't particularly comfortable to walk on.
But I like being able to FEEL the earth under my feet. I just feel more connected. This is not a spring time thing with me either, though it gets easier to indulge myself as the weather gets warmer. No, I'm a barefoot kind of guy pretty much all the time.
The first thing I do when I walk through the door each day is kick off my shoes. I'd do well in Japan or Korea.
Don't reply to remind me of the dangers of contracting worms, getting infections, or cutting my foot on broken glass. I'm well aware and am willing to take the risk.
Now, excuse me while I go back outside and explore the sights, sounds, smells, and FEELINGS of spring.