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Going Barefoot

When I was a kid we lived in Spain. Each year the church had a procession at Easter for those who have confessed to a sin- one of them, every year, was told to go barefoot! I had never seen anything like it! I mean round the pool is okay but in public? At the same time there were barefoot Gypsey women who had never worn shoes cos their soles were strong and their toes perfectly straight. I wanted to go barefoot too! So I was a barefoot boy. It felt nice to feel the ground under my feet.

Now I'm a man and in the UK you get funny looks and comments if you go barefoot. So I go barefoot hiking, in barefoot season, in the countryside which is fun and somehow more acceptable. It seems to be more acceptable to other people if you have someone with you for moral support (not necessarily barefoot)

Hello to all barefooters!
naughty38man naughty38man 36-40, M 2 Responses Feb 3, 2013

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I am spanish and love to go barefoot in public from time to time.

Wow! That's great! Something similar is done near us in Mexico. It's called doing "mandas" or doing a mandate. When people have sins that they feel excessive guilt for, they walk barefoot on hot asphalt with a sponsor to assist them. Sometimes they make themselves carry a cross, especially during the Lenten season. I always walk barefoot. Too bad we aren't closer, man!