By Brian Hay
Seldom, or perhaps never, does a marriage develop into an individual relationship smoothly and without crises: there is no coming to consciousness without pain.
Your touch means so much more than your words. I have longed for your touch these past years, wanted it spontaneously given, during our walks, to reach over and touch my shoulder, or my hip. To hold my hand.
And while we drive, to reach over and with the back of your hand, touch my cheek, let me know that you are thinking of me, glad to be with me.
We have so much pain to work through, and a flood of words seems insufficient to ease that pain.
Instead, it is the touch, your head on my shoulder, my fingers through your hair, my other hand lightly drawing on your bare back, shivers and goose bumps. Your hand on my chest.
Touch is healing.
I embrace the gift of simple touch to express love and tenderness, compassion and care.
© Brian Hay 2016
Touch was originally published in “Creative Journey Five Minute Meditations for Transformation” Published by Heartspace Writing School.
Biography – Brian Hay
Brian Hay is a retired lawyer and a writer. He completed Transformative WritingTM studies at Canadian Mennonite University and received facilitator certification at Woodbrooke Quaker Study Center, European Centre for Life Writing for TransformationTM, in Birmingham, England. Brian took motorcycle lessons after he turned 60, consistent with Michelangelo’s motto: “I’m always learn-ing …” He loves reading books about writing and daily personal/spiritual reflection.