Wednesday, September 30, 2009

The Power of Touch

I believe in the power of touch.

Humans need to be touched-they need to feel validated-they need to be loved. I think one thing that hits me is how much I miss being touched at times. I don't realize how long its been until someone simply touches me and I then it hits me. To be able to lie in bed next to a friend who is crying and stroke her hair, to hold hands with a friend as they try to tell you difficult things going on in their lives, or simply the touch of a guy's hand on the small of your back-these moments of touch are lasting and important. Touch can be fleeting and frivolous but it can also be lasting and essential!

So if you haven't done so in a while, "reach out and touch somebody's hand..."

2 comments:

Lady Baillio said...

You healed me when I moved in to your condo. You'd jump come in my room and take care of me w/ your touch and I thank you for it!

smiliesar said...

I completely agree! I LOVE hugs. I wish you lived closer because I love to touch people all the time. (I thought I was a weird but now maybe everyone needs those loving touches). HUGS!