I wanna hold your hand – The Beatles

i love holding hands...it makes a person feel like for a moment, they are not facing the world alone

I wanna hold your hand,..Fricken Brilliant, Perhaps the most fricken brilliant song ever written.  Because they nailed it.  That’s what everyone wants.  Not 24/7 hot wet sex.  Not a marriage that lasts a hundred years.  Not a Porsche or a million dollar crib.  No.  They wanna hold your hand.  They have such a feeling that they can’t hide.  Every single successful song of the past fifty years can be traced back to “I wanna hold your hand”.  And every single successful love story has those unbearable and unbearably exciting moments of hand-holding. –David Levithan, Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist

There is certainly something very intimate about hand holding, it makes you feel loved, it makes you feel gitty, cared for, appreciated, it gives you butterflies.  When you hold someones hand, it’s the kind of thing that you have to want to do.  There is no way to fake hand holding because it’s a genuine conscious effort to connect with someone in a special way.   I have withstood an entire day of sweaty palms holding someones hand that gave me butterflies.  It’s kind of funny to think about but when you are smitten with someone that hand bond is really important and wet palms just don’t phase you.  When you hold someone’s hand, it means you actually want to be there with that person and you are enjoying their company wholeheartedly.

I think when you see a couple who have been together for many years and they are not holding hands, it’s usually a sign that they have lost their intimacy, perhaps their sweet affection for each other.  I am not saying that they don’t love each other, but holding someone’s hand is a current in the moment feeling of admiration.  I think we get caught up in life and forget to be loving to the person we share our life with.  The love gets lost in the chaotic moments of life.  We take out our anger, resentment on those we love and most of the time, we don’t even realize it until it’s too late.

Still In Love Photograph Older Couple Holding Hands Black and White Photography, Americana, Americana Art on Etsy, $25.00

So, stop in your tracks now wherever you are, and take your loves hand, squeeze it and show them that you appreciate them.  Let the moment fill you with goodness, with memories of how it felt when you first held each others hands.  Allow the goodness to transfer into your loves heart so they can remember how it felt too 🙂


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