…I love you….but I’ll leave u…..
Love can’t always be used as an excuse to stay…sometimes you have to take love as a reason to leave.
Cuddling may be the best thing in the world. (Not an original photo – sorry!)
This weekend, I had the opportunity to chat with someone who decided to push those lines herself. She shared with me her experience of taking her perspective on life and touch and beauty out of the theoretical realm and putting it into practice.
She described the experience as “glorious”. “To caress and connect with another human being, and deepen a friendship that had been in place for years… All felt right. All was right.” She described how intense the experience was and how messy it could become, but that it was totally worth it.
I can’t imagine the roller coaster of connecting with someone physically and emotionally and deepening a friendship, but trying to stop it at only that. The power of touch must be why the rabbis tried regulating it in the first place.
I know that when Yair and I travel, it hurts just a bit when we move locations and leave behind people who we love. In my friend’s case, I would imagine that the deeper the connection, the harder it is to step away from. But to her, might the hurt be worth the beauty that is shared? Sharing any form of love – when it is of pure heart and combined with mighty respect – seems to be perhaps the greatest gift of all.