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I Touch, You Touch, We Touch: A Moment with Bill Reflection

Updated on January 22, 2015

The Landscape of Your Body

The gentle curves and mounds of your body are a roadmap that my hands follow. So smooth they are. So textured they are. There is a richness there that can only be appreciated through touch. The swell of breasts, the roundness of hips, the strength of muscles, all provide stimulation and pleasure as I survey your contours.

I am the intrepid traveler in search of treasure, the lone horseman riding through the wilderness, unsure of the next path but breathless in anticipation. You leave me wanting more.

I can hear your breathing. I can feel your heartbeat. Your temperature rises, as does mine, as the eternal dance of flesh continues, two bodies becoming one, two hearts uniting, two souls merging. The moles, the scars, and the imperfections are perfect, exactly as they should be, smaller parts of a whole that is you.

We close our eyes and see for the first time. All sound ceases, all outside distractions disappear. It is only us, coupled in rapture, and for a time all is as it should be.

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Another Place, Another Time

Words are said to strangers. Words are said to family and friends. Seemingly insignificant in nature, but all words touch. Words of anger, words expressing love, words of praise and words of derision, all touch and all impact.

Do we realize that when we speak? Do we consider the outcome before we utter communication? Do we see the power of those syllables? Do we comprehend, even for a moment, that we can uplift or crush depending on the combination of verbs and nouns, and the inflection that delivers them?

I touch you with my words. You touch me with your words. It is truth and yet it is oftentimes ignored.

“I love you” is a powerful statement that has no equal. “I hate you” carries nearly equal weight. And when no words are spoken, when we ignore and act as though someone does not exist, we manage to inflict harm that perhaps was not intended but still occurs.

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Actions Speak……

A gesture of humanness. A nod of appreciation. Walking the talk, or talking the walk, it makes a difference, you know, for we are what we do and not what we say. Words are cheap, actions costly, and what are you, the miser or the rich man?

It takes so little effort. A held door, a random act of kindness, picking up litter, feeding the hungry, showing compassion and empathy, rising above our baseness and showing our angelic side….this is what we were meant to do in the grand plan, or this is what we should do where no plan exists…be human…be caring….be real.

I help you, you help me, we help each other and for one shining moment all is right in the world, in this place, in this time, breathe deeply and inhale the brotherhood that exists when we become one…when our actions touch another….when we rub shoulders with the gods and are not shackled by our darker nature.

A Touch Is a Touch Is a Touch

A hug among friends, two bodies embracing, the warmth of kinship spreads through two bodies…smiles exchanged, memories shared, ain’t it perfect? Reach out and touch someone, praise be, I say, reach out and touch. A handshake, a hand of support on a shoulder, some sign of mutual admiration for another, that’s what it’s all about, that’s what it should be about, that’s what I pray it becomes.

When was the last time you touched another human being? Think now….one hour…one day…one month…if you have to stop and think about it for more than ten seconds then we’ve got trouble in River City, because touching is what we humans do best, and if you can’t remember then you’re wasting your skills, Jill, and that’s just damned sad.

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I Want You to Touch Me

Now…do you know how? Reach out and touch me, please, I’m begging you, do what you were born to do and touch me.

Let me feel your hands. Let me see it in your eyes. Let me experience it in your actions. Reach out and touch me, now…now….now.

Please!

The gentle curves and mounds of my body are a roadmap that your hands can follow.

The gentle curves and mounds of my mind are a roadmap for your mind to follow.

The gentle curves and mounds of my psyche are a roadmap for your psyche to follow.

Please…..

Touch me…..

Please!

And when you finally do touch me; when you finally cast off the pretenses and allow yourself to be vulnerable, then two shall be one. And we will go from there and touch others, and hundreds, and thousands, and millions will understand the orgasmic joy of touch, of unity, of….

Love!

2015 William D. Holland (aka billybuc)

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Very true, Deb, and it is sad. Thanks for visiting on this Thursday. I hope all is well with your newspaper columns and new-found fame. :)

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      Deb Hirt 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Sadly, sometimes it is much easier said than done. Some can do that, and some can't whatever the reason.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Well, vkwok, you are here now and I appreciate it.

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      Victor W. Kwok 2 years ago from Hawaii

      Amazing article, Bill! I wish I had the time earlier to read this!

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      You do indeed, Jamie, and I thank you for it.

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 2 years ago from Reno NV

      Thank you Bill for touching me with your writing and I hope I return the favor every once in a while. Jamie

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you PS. You have touched me often over the years, and I am so very grateful for it. You are a true friend, even though we have never met in person.

      The blessings are coming your way, PS.

      bill

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      Patricia Scott 2 years ago from sunny Florida

      Yeppie, Bill

      Touching others, actually physically touching them is so renewing. Second to that is the long distance touch when we call or write or email or comment...it is a touch and is so very meaningful.

      Thank you for taking the time to touch us with these thoughts.

      Angels are on the way to you this evening ps

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Jackie, I'm glad you hung in there until I got to the central message. :) Thank you so much.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Genna, I'm a sensitive being as well, and I've been hurt, and healed, by touch and words....it is a powerful form of communication for sure. Thank you for sharing your thoughts, my friend.

      blessings always

      bill

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you so much, Maj, and I'll gladly accept your hug and give one in return.

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      Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Well I had my hands over my eyes once I started reading this just peeping through the fingers; but now I can put them together in a big clap for a job well done! lol Up and sharing!

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      Genna East 2 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      As one who is very sensitive -- too much so at times -- I can definitely attest to the fact that words do touch; they can help to heal, devastate, persuade, encourage and open the heart. Touching with the hand, or arms for a warm hugs of support, love, encouragement work wonders. Loved this, Bill. Hugs. :-)

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      Travmaj 2 years ago

      All you need is love...I went to a party last week and was impressed by the hugging greetings of the younger generation, it comes so naturally. Not so for my generation - perhaps my English reserve. Now I know how meaningful touch is, words can make that important difference. You never cease to amaze me with your topics - hugs on the way.....

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      You said it, Cristen, and I agree. People have to earn my trust, but they will have it for a lifetime if they put in the effort. :) It's always nice to see you pop in.

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      Cristen Iris 2 years ago from Boise, Idaho

      Shyron and Bill. Yes, "trust". It's about earning trust. I'm like you Bill; I don't trust many people. But once I establish a strong relationship based on trust, I'm all in.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Frank, I can live with Carpenter singing background to this. :) Thanks for the image.

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      Frank Atanacio 2 years ago from Shelton

      well there is this kind of touch going all over the world LOL.. I think a Karen Carpenter song stayed in my head while reading this touching reflection my friend :)

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you very much, Alicia. I greatly appreciate it.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Kathleen, bless you for the work you are doing. The power of the human touch cannot be understated. We all need it.

      Blessings to you today and always

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      Linda Crampton 2 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      This is beautiful, Bill! Thanks for sharing this very effective piece of writing. Your message about touch and caring is important.

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      Kathleen Kerswig 2 years ago

      I now work at a Unity church in FL and we are definitely a group of people who love to give hugs. The best part is we send blessings to everyone we hug so the energy in our Sanctuary is positively palpable. I love being there and being in the midst of that energy. A touch can bring about healing and that is a beautiful thing. Thanks for sharing!

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you peachpurple. I don't know if there is anything more healing than touch.

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      touch is a part where people communicate, something that i had lost touch

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you DDE. I'm so glad you appreciated them.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Indeed, Venkatachari M, and it really is wonderful knowing we can touch people from thousands of miles away. Thank you for your beautiful thoughts.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you Anna. I was worried the first section wouldn't get past the censors. LOL Have a great weekend.

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Great words from you and so thoughtful too.

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      Venkatachari M 2 years ago from Hyderabad, India

      Wow! It's wonderful message. I can experience your touch and I feel I am also reaching you. It's a great feeling that we experience through our words which never get bounded by physical obstructions. So I am able to see you clearly and experience your touch and feelings.

      Thank you very much, Bill.

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      Anna Haven 2 years ago from Scotland

      Well I thought I had stumbled onto an entirely different type of genre there! Then you revealed the true message. Love really does spread happiness. Nice work Bill.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Michael my friend, you have done it again. A simply beautiful comment speaking truth, hope and love. Yes, when you and I chatted on the phone, that was a hug...a touch....and it was beautiful. Thank you, Michael...and blessings to you always.

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      Michael-Milec 2 years ago

      Dear Mr. Holland, your detailed literary artistic work has touched me already countless time before this urgent initiation for " touching."

      Long before two of us even met in person - once only in brief telephone conversation- as my memory reminds me to that unique touch more potent that any words could utter. ( What an in spirit hug, we even shared word 'brother'.)

      Braking any barriers mental or physical touching and hugging manifests alike spirit of close souls spontaneously, throwing oneself into open arms extending vitality.

      It's a family practice as often every time we meet as well as the family of God. Unconstrained, disregarding restrain - "let me hug you". Sound relationships doesn't waste time handshaking since hugging demonstrate mostly charity in progress.

      Sometime ago I read of a company hiring professional huggers, meeting employees at arrival with hugs. Not long after the production has increased and a report for sick days has noticeable reduced.

      So simply for me to believe this. As a matter of fact, I will carry in my memory as long as my earthly walk lasts, a "touch" changing my disposition on life and eternity... What has happened in poetic words a song I learned to sing :" He touched me, yes he touched me ; something happen yes I know, he touched me and made me whole..."

      Voted up, useful and beautiful.

      God bless you my friend, and good night.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you, Ruby! That's music to my ears. :)

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      I'm with Jo, I thought we were going to read a little erotica when I first started reading this piece. Hee. You touch me each time you write something from your heart. Beautiful!

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      You are very welcome, Dora, and thank you for the positive hugs you send my way with your wonderful comments.

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      Dora Weithers 2 years ago from The Caribbean

      I've seen many positive responses by adults who were surprised by a physical touch they longed for. I also know from experience how powerfully words can touch. Thanks for the affectionate touches you deliver in your writing.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Jo, I am here now because of what I have received from you and others here...so yes, you have touched me in a huge way, and I will forever be grateful. Much of what I am as a writer is because of you and others.

      blessings today and always

      bill

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Shyron, thank you for a wonderful comment, and I do understand what you and Iris are saying. I am not, by nature, a trusting person. One has to earn my trust before a hug happens, but once that trust is earned, I'm yours for life.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 2 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Bill, boy-o-boy, for a second there, I thought I'd somehow wandered into that temple of erotica "Mastered" by our very own Imkarn. Then I felt your words, reaching, probing, seeking out my buried treasure. :) Beautifully done, and an important message. You've touched us all, at one time or another, I hope we've also touched you in some small way. I hope you can feel the hugs and blessing coming your way.

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      Bill, you touched my senses, you made me feel what I feel when I am caressed.

      I agree with Iris Draak and understand what she is saying about being touched or touching someone on an intellectual and emotional level before I am comfortable with physical touch. But for those people that touch me, and who I can touch on those levels, I too am very demonstrative.

      Blessings and Hugs to you.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Linda, we aren't that far from each other, so sooner or later, that meeting will happen, and I look forward to the hug. Thank you!

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Manatita, thank you for the beautiful comment, and I agree with your last wish...may love touch us all.

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      Cristen Iris 2 years ago from Boise, Idaho

      Bill, I am touched by honesty, vulnerability, passion and compassion. You certainly touch me! I am not a touchy-feely type by nature. When relative strangers hug me I don't know how to react. It confuses me.

      I must be touched or touch someone on an intellectual and emotional level before I am comfortable with physical touch. But for those people that touch me, and who I can touch on those levels, I am very demonstrative. This probably confuses relative strangers who then think that I like to be touched and act on that assumption.

      It is a vicious cycle.

      The only remedy is to touch and be touched by more people intellectually and emotionally so that I can touch them and allow them to touch me physically. Challenge accepted!

      (If you were here I would hug you.)

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      Linda Lum 2 years ago from Washington State, USA

      Bill this is one of the most moving things you have written. How important is touch, the touch of words. And the lack or holding back of words is equally strong, inflicting wounds that may never fully heal. I do hope that you and I have a chance to meet some day. There's a hug waiting for you. Voted up and beautiful.

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      manatita44 2 years ago

      I like Miz's response. You also surprised me with your sublime and poetically beautiful start. My lines, Bro, give them back. Hehe.

      Anyway, Like Miz, I went beyond the lines to see the deeper message of an intelligent writer. May you continue, Bro, may your spirit of Love travel through the ether, and touch us all. In Love and Light

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Well shoot, Ann, I'll go make the reservations now. :)

      bill

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      It's a date, Lea, and God bless you, dear lady.

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      Ann Carr 2 years ago from SW England

      You can come and join our group any time you like! :)

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      Sparklea 2 years ago from Upstate New York

      Bill I promise you as God is my witness that we WILL meet! I PROMISE and I never break a promise. I cannot describe the impact this hub had on me. God had you write if for me. DIVINE TIMING. I sent that girl a thank you note the next day, wrote, "thank you from my heart for your kindness." that was all that needed to be said. Hugs and kindness...can never fail. God bless you real, real, good my friend. :)

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Lea, we just have to find a way to meet in person. You are such a breath of fresh air, my friend, a true, loving human being, and selfishly I want to me you and receive a hug from love personified.

      Thank you for sharing that beautiful story. It touched me as you knew it would.

      blessings and love always

      bill

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Good morning Ann! It sounds like a great gathering of old friends, filled with love and warmth. I miss those days. My adopted family is all gone, and I've lost touch with many who were close to me...so Bev and I started over, and we are enlarging our circle of friends, and slowly but surely we are making a new family.

      Thank you for sharing, my friend.

      bill

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      Sparklea 2 years ago from Upstate New York

      Billy Buc the very strongest touch is words. This is beautiful, voted up awesome and beautiful. Your comments to me, and to others touch me because they are genuine. The other day I ran into someone in the grocery store parking lot. I had not seen her in a long time, so she told me who she was. She is the sister of a woman who has hurt me. She brought up the people involved on her own. I totally lost it, and I started sobbing in front of her, everyone in the parking lot, God and everybody. I could not stop crying. It just flowed out of my heart. This PERSON, a relative of people who have turned me into humpty dumpty with legs, took me into her arms and said, "You are BEAUTIFUL. You are an ANGEL. I am going to pray for you!" Your hub here is SPOT ON. You basically described, in your own words, that very incident that happened to me. Talk about LOVE! GENUINE COMPASSION, AND TOUCHING!

      She hugged me! She spoke words of God to me. Your hub brings out the very importance of hugging encounters, unexpected touching that is so needed!

      This hub is so timely, SO DIVINE ORDER that I am going to print it for my journal. This write is another answer to my prayers, a confirmation that God DOES want us to touch and love one another. THANK YOU FROM MY HEART. Sparklea :)

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      Ann Carr 2 years ago from SW England

      Powerful stuff, bill! It certainly touched me. It is good to hug and touch, to show that we care about others.

      We went to some friends' house for a get together last Saturday and there were a few we hadn't seen for a while - hugs all round, lovely smiles and friendly chats, little pats on the arm etc. It was good to be among a big crowd of old faces (old as in time, not age of course!).

      I do find myself talking and smiling to more people out and about; I think it's also to do with confidence and experience. We know how to do it without seeming weird or over-friendly, especially when, sadly, many people are more wary of strangers these days.

      Great message; there's not enough touch in the world and not enough love. Plenty here on hubpages though!

      Enjoy your Thursday, you and yours together.

      Ann :)

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you whonu; it's always a pleasure having you stop by.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Very true, Carol. I am a hugger by nature. I know that others appreciate that fact, and reciprocate, and wouldn't it be lovely if more followed suit? Thank you for being here.

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      whonunuwho 2 years ago from United States

      Nice heartfelt work my friend. whonu

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Hi Sally!

      You said it perfectly. We could all do with a little more warmth. Thank you my friend.

      bill

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      carol stanley 2 years ago from Arizona

      Powerful words and I think we often judge other's words and don't realize the impact of our own--good or bad. I generally hug friends when seeing them and sharing smiles. Sometimes the least important form of communication are the words--the smile, hug, and body language speaks loudly

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      Sally Gulbrandsen 2 years ago from Norfolk

      Hi Billy

      I think a lot more hugging goes on these days than when I was a child. I say thank goodness for that too, because everyone deserves to feel the touch of another human being, whether they are young or old. It costs nothing. Voted up because we could all do with a little warmth.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Mary, HERE-HERE! My son is thirty and he still hugs me....and it was the way he was raised, and I'm proud of that. We need so much more of this.

      Thank you my friend and Happy Thursday to you.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I am too, Sha. I would much rather hug than shake hands. Sadly, many are moving away from this as society becomes more isolated. Anyway, thank you!

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      MizB, thank you. The healing nature of touch....we all understand it, and yet many have forgotten it. It is such an easy thing to do....hopefully we can get a movement going.

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      Mary Craig 2 years ago from New York

      MizBejabbers is right, you are touching us and in so doing inviting us to touch others.

      As a child we were a touchy-feely kind of family. Always hugging and always kissing... hello, goodbye, how are you, congratulations....just the way we were. Even in a grocery store we would run up to each other and kiss hello and goodbye. Best thing about it? I taught my kids the same and they do it, and my grandchildren too. Took me a bit to get the hubby to be that touchy-feely kind of guy but over the years it wore off on him too. EVERYONE should be touchy-feely! Hope it starts today.

      Voted up, useful, and awesome.

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      Shauna L Bowling 2 years ago from Central Florida

      This is awesome, Bill! It's too easy to lose the art, the hunger, the need of touch in this online world.

      I'm a toucher and a hugger. I can't help myself; it's just the way I am.

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      MizBejabbers 2 years ago

      Wow! We are going to have to refer to you now as the “Erotic Billybuc!” I hugged my cat today, does that count?

      Joking aside, you are touching (no pun intended) on one of the oldest spiritual tenants, the melding of the minds becoming one with the universe. When we reach out and touch someone with our minds, they feel it whether or not they realize it. The feelings of love we send to our fellow man give a sense of peace and joy. Likewise feelings of anger or hate stir those around us sometimes into actions that people later regret. This is a wonderful expression of love, dear friend. It is beautiful.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Janine, I'm so glad I did...you touch me often as well, and I am grateful. Happy Thursday my loyal friend.

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      Janine Huldie 2 years ago from New York, New York

      What can I say, but absolutely beautiful, Bill and you did touch me here with your magnificent words! Thank you for this and so much more. Happy Thursday now, my friend :)