"The other day I was at my local hair salon, I leaned back at a sink as the shampoo girl washed and conditioned and rambled on about her boyfriend. Shampoo Girl was massaging my scalp and I was nearly nodding off in blissful goosebumpiness, when a funny thought flitted through my sudsy head: This is the most human contact I've had since... since... my last hair appointment!'
It's so true. It's only when someone does touch me that I realise how infrequently it happens. It struck me when my chiropractor stroked my spine to make me relax, lifted my hair up and rubbed my neck, held my feet in her hands. When my 6ft+ friend enveloped me in a bear hug and I couldn't remember the last time I'd had a good cuddle. When I was wearing a satin jacket the other day and people were queueing up to run their hands over it!
There's a need out there, people. Have YOU hugged a single person today?
* SONG OF THE DAY: Saint Etienne – Hug My Soul *