“Touch has a memory.” – John Keats

Ever watched Five Feet Apart? It has a whole new meaning for us since the beginning of this year.

People who love each other but cannot touch, cannot even be very close. Sounds familiar? That is our lives since Covid-19.

As sad as it was to watch that movie then, it is even sadder now. We can relate to them, to their feelings, to their words.

See it for yourself!

Poe: I wanna - I wanna hug you!
Poe: Just pretend like I'm doing it right now.
Will: [getting closer to each other in order to kiss]. We can't.
Stella: I know.

Want to be reminded of the importance of human touch?

Human touch.
Our first form of communication.
Safety, security, comfort, all in the gentle caress of a finger.
Or the brush of lips on a soft cheek.
It connects us when we're happy, bolsters us in times of fear, excites us in times of passion and love.
We need that touch from the one we love, almost as much as we need air to breathe.
But I never understood the importance of touch.
His touch.
Until I couldn't have it.

Felt something reading these quotes?

Do you find yourself in them?

I do.

Painfully.

Nothing is the same, even if there’s more freedom now.

We all still fear to be hurt and to hurt others. As we should, of course.

It’s for everyone’s safety, but it does not make it any easier, does it?

Human touch

We didn’t fully realize how important it was, until it was taken away from us. We now value it more.

Perhaps, after Covid-19 we’ll never forget the importance of being with our loved ones, and touching, kissing, hugging them.

We're just hoping for the day we can follow Stella's final advice:

"So if you're watching this, and you're able, touch him."
"Touch her."
"Life's too short to waste a second."

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