Tuesday, September 28, 2021

#sol21 September 28 :Out of Touch

 "You haven't written a SOL post in a while," I thought as I watched the sky brighten the horizon and marveled at the crisp fall weather.  "Do you have something to say or do you have too many stories to tell to figure out which one? I thought as I put one foot in front of the other.  "Write them down," so you will remember, I thought as I turned the corner towards home.

"Can I give you a hug?" she asked as if we were meeting for the first time or on a first date rather than loving each other for nearly half a century! The simple and respectful question during this Covid-era has lingered in my thoughts for days now. I guess I (like most of us) took hugs from friends and relatives for granted in the Pre-Covid-era.  To be honest, I have pretty much stopped hugging and hand shaking except for my grand children even though I am fully vaccinated.   

Then, I saw a video clip of Former President Obama politely hugging three individuals who will be instrumental in his Presidential Center in Southside Chicago and that simple and respectful question reminded me that we ALL need the physical touch that this lingering pandemic has taken from us.  

That simple and respectful question in these uncertain times reminded me that exercise is not enough to keep a body "in tune."  , like most of you,  am out of touch and I don't like it!  



Maureen said...

Oh, this post is spot on! I, too, have dropped the ball on you lured me into reading your sweet post with this notation. I am feeling "out of touch," yes, very much. Thankfully, I have near and dear ones that I am able to love on, but it is such an awkward dance now with others. Such a strange time! You've captured the sensation well!

Stacey Shubitz said...

I've hugged about two people outside of my family this entire pandemic. It's so strange when it happens. It'll come back... eventually.

Glad you're back sharing pieces of yourself here, Anita!