“I have reached an age when, if someone tells me to wear socks, I don’t have to.”
~ Albert Einstein
One of the great gifts aging gave me a number of years ago was an acceptance–a celebration even!–of the woman I am and a letting go of a desire to conform.
The other day when it was raining and cold I chose to wear my new flip-flops when I went to the store. I just had a pedi the day before and was delighting in my painted toes after a winter of wearing socks and shoes.
So what if most people were wearing jackets and there was nary another shoeless foot to be found. This barefoot girl was quietly celebrating the season anyway.