You know, one of the hardest things about being separated, for me, is the lack of physical contact. I am such a touchy-feely person. I like to be alone a lot, but more often than not, I still crave that human contact. It doesn't necessarily have to be sexual in nature. It just needs to be honest and caring. I'm lucky to have a few friends who will stop by my house just to give me a nice big hug every now and then. But, still, that isn't always enough. Sometimes I just want to be shoulder to shoulder with someone while watching a movie. Sometimes I want someone to reach across the table to touch my hand while telling a story over dinner. Sometimes I just need that hug to last longer.
Sometimes we all just need the touch of another human.