#FMF Touch

Every Friday I participate in the Five Minute Friday challenge where I write for 5 minutes using the one word prompt. You can find the linkup to other posts like this one here.

Set the timer for 5 minutes…and….GO!

There are things in this world that touch my heart and give me hope. Usually it is embedded in the words or actions of a child. There is also physical touch that I find comforting usually in the form of hugs.

I always feel better, especially when I am truly connected to someone, when they touch me. It is the casual touch as you pass each other in the kitchen or the hallway. The kisses and hugs goodbye or hello. These moments of affection matter. They keep me grounded and comforted.

Otherwise, I am not a touchy person. I do not trust too many people and find their actions suspicious if it is out of the ordinary. This goes for touches and questions!

I am more of a creature of pattern than I realize sometimes or would like to admit.

Words touch me. The phrasing of something new or words that appear before me that suddenly bring a feeling to the page touches my heart and can make me cry. So can the drive of an athlete accomplishing a goal. Watch the finish line footage of the Ironman or a marathon and you will see what I mean.

True connection and deep conversation touches me in a unique way. I try to appreciate it in the moment and also in the waves of time that comes after.

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7 thoughts on “#FMF Touch

  1. You made me think…some kinds of touch are haunting.

    “Reach out and touch someone”
    is the sniper’s oldest joke,
    but when you’re waiting on the gun
    it’s the wrong thing to evoke.
    You see, that target is a man,
    and that man, he has a life.
    He may have some grand life-plan,
    and he may have a wife.
    But someone up the food-chain
    has decided this bloke’s fate;
    by bullet or bomb from aeroplane,
    it’s “Sayonara, mate!”
    I wonder, can we hear God frown?
    “Hand me the binos…target down.”

    #1 at FMF this week.

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