Barefoot on the beach. Barefoot in the kitchen. Barefoot in the shower. Barefoot because your mother told you: be careful, watch out, put on your shoes! Barefoot because a heel broke, your shoes are tight, your dogs are aching… Barefoot at dawn, dipping into a forbidden place — the fountain at Trevi in Rome, Fontini di Tivoli, the magic fountain of Montjuic in Barcelona, the one at Lincoln Center — waving your shoes above your head. Barefoot in the cool summer grass. Write about being barefoot. Set a timer for ten minutes and write as fast as you’d run along hot sand.