Friday, June 6, 2014

Five Minute Friday: "Hands"

Thanks to Lisa-Jo Baker at Five Minute Friday for the prompts.
Greet one another with an holy kiss.
II Corinthians 13:12 (King James Version)
Greet one another with a holy embrace.
II Corinthians 13:12 (The Message Paraphrase)
Imagine going through your day...your week without the loving touch of another human being's hands.  No hugs, no handshakes, no pats on the back, no baby kisses, no nothing.  Welcome to my world.
I go through most of my days without human touch.  I'm blessed when I'm at Sav-A-Life and my little boyfriend is there to cuddle.  Or, when Auntie's babies come by and want to play.  Or, when once a week someone from church may offer a hug or handshake.  I usually have to initiate the contact, but that's starting to feel desperately creepy.
Did you know that the average human being needs touch for good mental health
I'm guilty.  I'm a tactile person.  Always have been.  When I was little, my hands were the main door to my world.  After my surgery, that need for touch and to touch never left.  I learn many concepts by touch.  I play musical instruments and touch type my qwerty keyboard.  I don't ever want to lose any of my five senses, but no matter what my sense of touch must remain.  I need hands; we all need hands.


  1. In my adult life, there have been times I reached out to people in this way, or wanted to but was scared. Once, the person pulled his hand away. Some other times, it was welcomed. I was raised not to show physical displays; however, I'm now seeing how people need them. I'm still hesistant because of the accusing world in which we live. When I was very young, I used to fantasize about being hugged. Yes, hugged. Not having sex with my sports idol--just being HUGGED by him. I can still remember that!!! I'm VERY sad for you and for all who have no one to at least lay a kind hand on them. I can only hope for improvement.

  2. I'm actually a more visual than a tactile person, but I understand where you're coming from and would give you a big hug if I could. I think so many people take the ability to have that type of contact for granted, and don't realize what good a single touch can do until they are not able to experience it. I did...until I had my daughter and learned to appreciate it all over again. If I could hug you, I would.