Holding hands may seem like an innocent gesture, but they show more than a simple interlocking of fingers. Your hands are one of the most essential parts of your body: you build with them, feed with them, hold with them, touch with them, fight with them; they are the tools of the human body. To take a hold of another’s hand is to break from living individually. It is to link yourself to another being, to momentarily entwine your life with another’s, to promise, for a moment, that you need not face the world alone. More simple, more aesthetically naive than other forms of affection, i.e kissing, hugging, sexing.., the act of holding hands is often trivialized in its true implications.
Well done society.
208,261 that is horrific.
Depressingly, I think it would be a lot higher if people understood that if it’s from friends it counts, if it’s from family it counts, if it’s so subtle no one else notices it still fucking counts.
Why do my parents yell at me for not fucking cleaning my room like I could be out doing crystal fucking meth and banging 7 people at once but all I do is run a blog, watch movies, eat food, use the bathroom and occasionally ask them to drive me somewhere I’m not that hard to care for.
in germany we don’t say “let me hug you” we say “lass mich deine seele dem herrscher der finsternis opfern” which translates to “i never want to let you go” and i think thats beautiful.