Flirt Factor: Touch

You Say It Best When You Say Nothing At All

Shout out to Allison Krauss for our Flirt Factor theme song.

“The smile on your face lets me know that you need me There’s a truth in your eyes sayin’ you’ll never leave me The touch of your hand says you’ll catch me if ever I fall You say it best when you say nothing at all”

Perhaps I need to play this song more often to remind me of the simple things that “say it best when you say nothing at all.”

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching; so, we’re talking about the subtle, every day ways we convey the depth of our feelings and commitments with simple touch. Remember the first time he touched your hand, even if it was accidentally (wink, wink)? Or that time when he sat down next to you so close that your legs were touching. That twitterpated feeling may have up and flown the coop if you been married a few years and have a couple of kids. That’s probably because we’re so busy doing everything else for everyone else that there is too much obligatory touching in your world that a moment of NOT being touched is liberating! Been there! Done that! But now, my kids are young adults and they don’t require my constant coddling. So, I’m felling… well… a little “out-of-touch.”

Killing me softly…. With his hands

I met a couple at an event I was doing where the husband was a welder and his hands were so rough and dry that he very literally could have sliced his wife clean open with them. He said that the skin on his hands

060112-M-1226J-003 A U.S. Marine Corps engineer uses a cutting torch to cut a steel pipe as he fabricates support structures in Camp Fallujah, Iraq, on Jan. 12, 2006. The engineer is attached to the II Marine Expeditionary Force, which is deployed to Iraq from Camp Lejeune, N.C. DoD photo by Cpl. Bryson K. Jones, U.S. Marine Corps. (Released)

would literally split wide open as a result of his work and his solution was to glue the cut skin together with super glue. He showed me several places on his hands where he had glued and the dried glue was sharp enough to be classified as lethal. I told him straight up that he would NEVER get to touch me with those hands if he were my husband; and this is when his wife chimed in to agree and plead for help.

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