· Dec 16, 2012 at 10:22 pm
When in doubt about the future, this very moment will have to do.
“Finding the joy in this very moment” is the meaning of life after all.
· Dec 10, 2012 at 8:40 pm
I got writer’s block with everything. No words, no music, no paint. Empty vessel. Probably the first time in my life since I learned how to create that I haven’t had an outlet I wanted to abuse.
· May 11, 2012 at 8:00 am
Touch is a basic human need. My go-to example for this is the post-Ceasecu situation in Romania’s orphanages. We need physical contact with each other. We need to touch and to be touched. Both sexual and non-sexual snuggles produce Oxytocin, which scientists say appears to stimulate bonding and might do things like help our bodies heal faster. I’m not a scientist, but I know anecdotally that skin-on-skin contact relaxes people. A good hug really does help. Laying around with each other like a pile of kittens is so delightful that Jess and I’s couch for years was an almost non-stop cuddle-puddle of whatever friends happened to be over at the time.
Touch is such a huge, magical part of who I am. And not necessarily in the sexual way, but just human contact for those I care about, those that I love. When the touch is gone, the bond feels gone.