N is for Nelipot: A-to-Z Challenge

WEB NELIPOT 1I’m a nelipot.  I grew up blessedly on a beach, and the beach gurl never grew out of walking barefoot.  When I moved to Oregon I lived in a southern forest, and when it snowed, I would bound out of the house barefoot and remember only when cold powder hit the bottoms of my feet that I needed shoes!   I hate socks in shoes, though I don’t mind slipping into them if it is very cold.  When Uggs came around, I was in heaven, because I could be barefoot in snuggly warm boots.  When I come to work, I kick off my shoes no matter the time of year and am barefoot in the studio, which occasionally leads to accidents, as my husband the tack-spitting upholstery conservator occasionally can’t find all the tacks that landed on the floor.  My favorite place to be barefoot is in the sand, leaving footprints for the gulls to explore.


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hollywood baby turned beach gurl turned steel&glass city gurl turned cowgurl turned herb gurl turned green city gurl. . . artist writer photographer. . . cat lover but misses our big dogs, gone to heaven. . . buddhist and interested in the study of spiritual traditions. . . foodie, organic, lover of all things mik, partner in conservation business mpfconservation, consummate blogger, making a dream happen, insomniac who is either reading buddhist teachings or not-so-bloody mysteries or autobio journal thangs early in the morning when i can't sleep
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3 Responses to N is for Nelipot: A-to-Z Challenge

  1. Sammy D. says:

    I’ve never heard that word! I’m a lifeling barefooter, too. But recently have had to go to orthotics – so shoes or birkenstocks now.

  2. I also haven’t heard the word, but I too love to walk barefoot. The good thing is we don’t get snow in my place(at all!) So it’s not actually that much of pain even in winters.

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