Touching – “It touches the heart”, “I am touched”, “touch me”, words evoke a reality with the spoken/written word “touch”, but what of when you are actually doing the touching or being touched? Are you feeling the touch?
I have two extremely large and healthy cats. When I touch either one of them, they lean in towards me while my hands stroke their silky soft fur. It is a pleasing sensation for both me and either one of them. They purr and attempt to wrap themselves closer around me. (Since each weighs more than 20 pounds there is a lot of wrapping around going on – lol)
My point – the touch of my hands on their bodies elicits a pleasant sensation for both myself and the cats, because of the connecting touch.
The sensuous aspect of touching cannot be understated. Touching or being touched, when focused on, produces a myriad of sensations. Imagine, if you will, touching a variety of textures. The roughness of a tree trunk (trees are beautiful and fascinating don’t you think – I digress) the smooth liquid velvet of running your hands through and in water, the touch of this liquid upon your face in the rain or when you shower.
Standing on the shores of an ocean, feel the mist of the oceans spray, the trickling of water thru your toes as your feet sink slightly into the damp grainy sand. Think on this!
As a child we want to touch everything, all the time, we are curious and want to feel a thing to understand a thing.
It is through our touching that we become more finely attuned to that which we are touching, our senses and the world around us.
There is much power to the touch I think. It is the nature of how we touch or are touched by others that can strengthen, lighten, dampen or destroy a day. All from a touch. We, as people, respond according to what we are touching. In everyday life touching can become mundane and we ‘insensitive’ in this busy hurry up world. But it doesn’t need to be this way.
When you wake tomorrow, reach out and touch your partner lying next to you in a sensual loving way, greet your children with the caring touch of a hug. Shake hands warmly with a stranger well met.
If you are a solitary soul then touch nature or let it touch you, step outside and feel the fresh cooling breeze of an autumn morning touching your face, gently ruffling your hair. Run your fingers through the gentle dewy softness of sweet grass. Embrace in touching and being touched.
Are you touching today? Are you feeling the touch?
The Texture of Life
But for… the touch of wind
upon my face
I would not have known
of an ocean breeze
But for… the touching rain
upon my body
I might not have felt
washing away my fears.
But for… touching the earth
I’d not have known
wonders to explore
But for… the touch of your lips
upon my own
I might never have
But for… warmth of the sun
I might not have known
surfaces of texture
substances of sensation
I touch, I feel
Thank you my friends and readers for stopping by, I hope your day was filled with “touching” experiences.