Thursday, October 12, 2006
I need a hug.
There is nothing in the world like a good hug. The kind of hug that shows a level of depth and caring that no other form of physical affection can. A handshake can do in a pinch, but it is not a hug. Other displays of affection are not the same. There is just something about that warm embrace between two people that seems to temporarily heal all of the ills in the world around you and that makes you say "I am glad to be alive." It can be a greeting hug, a goodbye hug, an "I'm sorry" hug, an "I missed you so much" hug, or an "I know" hug - each hug may have a different purpose, but a hug still has that one purpose: to show you care. Today I really needed a hug, so I received some "phone hugs", which were very very good...but they simply cannot replace the real physical contact between two people. So I still need a hug. Any takers?