THIS IS A COVID-FREE POST.
We as humans require touch, hugs, kisses. To not have those things deplete us as social beings. We are hardwired to be cuddled, stroked, held. At times just with our eyes and voices we manage to touch another with the emotion held there, in a different way yes, but still very effective.
Just a handshake connects us to another in such a positive uplifting way.
No one has the right to tell me I cannot hug someone I love and care for. I have the right to touch anyone I love. Despite the non-touching distancing protocol in place these days, I will not give up my right to hug and touch another human being. Do you know how good a hug feels? These days when I do hug, I hang on a lot longer then I used to.
With tears in my eyes when I first saw him, I drank in the sight of my hair stylist after my absence from the salon of over three months. I approached him with compassion in my eyes and I reached out to hug him. Oh how we hugged! When we pulled away he looked at me and said, “Do you know we can get arrested for hugging?”
Then arrest me. I will still hug anyone I want who consents to be hugged.
Before I left that day, our second farewell hug was more desperate. We clung tightly to one another this time in such a way that said, “Take care and I hope to see you again.” When eye contact was made afterward, we both were a bit embarrassed for the show of emotion yet both of us had tears in our eyes.
A friend of mine told me her Mother-In-Law could not stand it any longer and hugged her grandchildren for the first time in three months and in so doing, would not let go. I say good! Hug away and allow love to flow with the Gift of Touch.
Recently a commenter stated how badly she missed hugs. My response? I’ve not stopped hugging those I love so why have you? I am not afraid to touch other people. I am love not fear. As long as I live upon this earth I will live from a state of love, not fear.
What is happening to the human race when hugs and handshakes are frowned upon or a threat of being arrested is hanging over our heads?
Thank God more people are putting aside fear and again walking in love. The glow on someone’s face as he described to me how good it felt to shake a co-worker’s hand, something he just took for granted, said it all. The Gift of Touch not only connects us but also lifts people into a state of love. I doubt if any of us will ever take for granted those small seemingly insignificant things in life, like a hug, ever again.
I am leaving comments open. Please do not leave any comments that are centered on or contain the subject of Covid. There is more to life then Covid. Let us all exhibit love here in my Sacred Space today. Choose to lift one another up right here, right now below in the comments. Reach out to give a virtual hug to one another. You’d be amazed how good it feels.
Thank you, and bless you all!
Photography/ “Social Beings” /June 2020©AmyRose
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