Celebrating the physical

There is something deep with our natures that craves the physical. The simple touch of another person’s hand conveys connectedness in a way that speaks to us beyond any technology.

As we are forced to maintain our distance from one another, perhaps our ability to cherish such physical connection will increase. A touch, a hand upon the shoulder, a simple hug, will come to be seen as the infinitely precious things they truly are.

Maybe this increased awareness will allow us to appreciate each other more. Perhaps, amidst all the despair, I would like to think that our greater recognition of each others’ presence will result in an uptick in simple human kindness.

I realize what I am doing — looking for silver linings in the very dark cloud that is covering our world. But that is no reason not to do it.

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