I want to live a life with permanently dirty feet.
The assertion that one is obligated to be confined in shoes, at a job, where you sit in the same spot, and do the same thing everyday.
When I was younger I would play for hours on end without shoes on my feet.
I’d like to think of my dirty feet as an accomplishment. You’ve connected with the earth for so long that is has had time to change you.
The wicked cycle of an endless suburbia is keeping our feet much too clean. The same thing every single day.
Switch it up, take those damn shoes off — forget about your work emails for half an hour and take a minute to be alone.
Uninterrupted, just you and the earth. Breath it in. Feel the dewy grass tickle to spaces between your toes. Feel the rough asphalt grind away at your skin.
I would like to live a life with permanent dirty feet. In this technological age, people are seeming to forget that they’re washable.
You can get as dirty as you want because you can be cleaned. You can wash away the silt from your socks but you can’t replace the feeling of truly connecting with the earth.
Stop checking Twitter and take a look around. See the life that you’re missing out on being glued to the screen of your phone and go get dirty.
You’re too busy Instagraming at the tops of mountains for the likes rather than the memories and sense of accomplishment.
Whether you hold this true to yourself or not — this time we’re living in feels so artificial.
So, disconnect from the screen and go connect with what’s green.