Part of my daily online routine is to check out the National Geographics Daily Dozen. These are photos that readers send in, and every weekday they show a dozen of them. They are always fascinating.
And now and again they show kids being kids the way kids often do it—barefooted.
So I thought I’d just show two of those pictures today.
This first one is from West Bengal from Sudipta Sadhukhan (caption from original by the photographer).
It’s just great to see them running without a care in the world.
[For both pictures, click for somewhat larger versions.]
This second one is from Rio de Janeiro, by Veronica Ponce (again, caption from the original by the photographer).
What’s fascinating here is how his feet just curve around the fence pipe, and the way he is stabilizing himself by grabbing the pipe with his big toe.
If you actually use them, they are really quite functional (something completely forgotten in our so-called “developed” world). That’s what feet do if you let them.