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Okay, a non-sexual rant this morning: My topic is "HUGS; the need, use, and application of them".
I'm single, older (40), parents are gone <sniff>, working out of my home (art), and have no local family members. I also live in the classic California apartment complex with it's MININMAL contact between neighbors. Therefore I get a LOW number of hugs each week: probably no more than 5. Those come from a motherly gal at my local pub (bless you LaDonna).
I miss the college-age days when I'd have a good dozen female buddies who would haul off and hug me on a whim 3-4 times per day EACH <grin & sigh>. Of course it was GREAT to hug and be hugged by these girls... but I think the GREATEST good was the human contact!
I think EVERY single human needs a minimum of a half-dozen hugs each day. Heck, Osama bin Laden might have turned out to be a better guy if only his Mom & Pop had hugged him more often!
Soooo... I'm going to spend 2 hours on two days of each week, go over to the senior-center, give my time and hugs and perhaps earn a few hugs!
Hug your wife/husband/lover(s) today... hug your kids three times... and hug your parents twice.
It's almost as rewarding at smiling at a stranger on the street and getting them to smile in return!
don't worry, I'll return to my normal perviness level in the next few days, I promise.
5/19/2005 10:08 pm
Ah Mariner, how right you are. The following is some info from "The Little Book of Hugs" by K. Keating. "Touch is not only nice, it is needed. Scientific research supports the theory that stimulation by touch is absolutely necessary for our physical as well as our emotional well-being. Hugging feels good. Dispels loneliness. Overcomes fears. Builds self-esteem. Slows down aging: huggers stay younger longer." Would that I were in the same physical locale as you, I'd wrap my arms around you and give you a great big hug.|