Category Archives: Touch

King Midas in Northampton

One day the big twin-trunked tree in the back yard was covered with bright green leaves. Then the very next day when I awoke, or so it it seemed, King Midas had come by in the night and touched it, … Continue reading

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Laying On of Hands? 2: The Rest of Us

A Suggestion — A Question — and A Request: Part 1 of Laying On of Hands focused on doctor and patient, the emblematic relationship of the healer and the one needing healing. It seems to me, though, that all medical professionals who … Continue reading

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A Touch is as Good as Chocolate

From NPR’s Morning Edition, September 20, 2010: THE POWER OF TOUCH Social scientists have shown in many studies over the years that supportive touch can have good outcomes in a number of different realms. Consider the following examples: If a teacher touches … Continue reading

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Lonely Angel

… we are each of us angels with only one wing, and we can fly only by embracing each other. Lucian de Crescenzo But getting to “embrace” in our times isn’t easy. Watch Free Hugs again: what does it take to begin … Continue reading

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Seven Link Challenge

One of my favorite bloggers, unquenchable Stef of the extraordinary Smile, Kiddo has invited me to participate in a “Seven Links Challenge” (more very soon.) I’m an easily discouraged perfectionist, so my first reaction was, Are you kidding? No way. But … Continue reading

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A Post About — Comments!

There’s ham and eggs, brownies and milk, winter and summer, and POSTS AND COMMENTS.  The one makes the other go, the other pulls the one along. I’m sure I have the most thoughtful, interesting readers anywhere. Your lively comments can enlarge my small … Continue reading

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Lonely Angel

… we are each of us angels with only one wing, and we can fly only by embracing each other. Lucian de Crescenzo But getting to “embrace” in our times isn’t easy. Watch Free Hugs: what does it take to … Continue reading

Posted in Angels, Etcetera, Loneliness, Mindfulness, Touch | Tagged , , , , | 22 Comments