Science of Hand Holding: Viva la Revolucion!

“…Hold my hand and we’re halfway there
Hold my hand and I’ll take you there,
Somehow, someday, somewhere.”
Westside Story, ‘Somewhere’

I am a person who very much craves real human interaction. Sorry (not sorry), but texting just doesn’t cut it for this girl! I do have to agree that technology has improved communication, but it has also damaged people’s real ability to socially engage with one another. Have you ever tried to hold a conversion with someone face to face and realize it is so awkward? We don’t know how to simply converse anymore. It is an art form to converse. We are also very anti-touch and need our “personal space”. We don’t want to be touched or bothered. I couldn’t help but wonder if this was a contributing factor to depression or other anxiety disorders. I feel happier when someone gives me a hug! It makes me want to go up to strangers and give them freely a hug. You know that too could get a little awkward, as some people just don’t know how to receive them. Well all of this got me thinking about the good ole days. When the most intimate of PDA’s was simply hand holding! This was all pre-sexual revolution of course. Continue reading “Science of Hand Holding: Viva la Revolucion!”