No, literally. The other day my slippers got soaked in grey water while I was trying to deal with a blockage in the ol’ appliance trap under the sink. So I’ve been wearing slipper socks. But I had to go outside to put the pile of cat-poo-bags that had been building up for a shudderingly long time in the bin. So I took off my slipper socks to save them from the rain, and I realised ‘Hey, I haven’t been barefoot very much lately!’, and then I left them off so I could frolick free.
It was beautiful for a while to feel all the foot sensations. But it has become quite clear why I haven’t been barefoot very much lately. It’s winter. My feet have gone grey.