Comfort – Imagine a World of Tenderness


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I was driving up to a corner the other day when I saw two young people bundled up from the cold. The hoodies were over their heads as they stood close, toe to toe. Then I watched as the young girl, with her head bowed leaning into the young mans chest, her shoulder dropped in utter sadness.

Thankfully there were no cars behind me at the stop sign as I watch the most gentle motion of two arms enfold the sadden girl in an embrace. He held her gently as she moved closer placing her hands and arms on his chest along with her head.

A tear came to my eyes as I watched both hooded heads bow into each other in a close embrace.

The outside world did not exist at that moment for these two young people. What was most important was the sharing of comfort and care. The gentleness of touch, the vulnerability to tell a close secret and accept the love that comes in the lingering embrace when there is an experience of pain in life.

I drove onto my destination, immediately setting up my computer to write the comforting vision.

All living creatures in this world need comfort, care, gentleness, understanding followed with an embrace. An embrace that allows the depths of loving tenderness. That allows the deepest of trust to be completely exposed to another person.

All too often we want love in our lives – we see others in a gentle embrace and we sigh with our internal desires. Nonetheless do we allow ourselves to be vulnerable and be available to have this wondrous human touch.Image

It is time we all begin to allow ourselves to be exposed, welcoming the warmth from others.

Imagine a world of compassion, or better stated John Lennon’s’ song, “Imagine”.

Imagine there is no heaven
It’s easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky

Imagine all the people
Living for today

Imagine there’s no countries
It isn’t hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion, too

Imagine all the peopleImage
Living life in peace

You, you may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you will join us
And the world will be as one

Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man

Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world

You, you may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you will join us
And the world will live as one

Lennon, John


MicheleElys is a Writer – Speaker- Reluctant French Chef – Equine Devotee

Dedicated to Behavioral Solutions for the betterment of life.

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3 Comments Add yours

  1. Swarn Gill says:

    Human touch and affection are definitely so important. I think that is why sexual and physical abuse is so difficult to bear because when human touch is used to hurt others it seems like the greatest crime.

    But even beyond those who do not experience such trauma, making ourselves vulnerable always comes at risk to being left, being hurt, being abandoned by those that we grow to love. The future is uncertain, and given how much hurt can debilitate us with depression and grief we also fear to put us in such positions. What we have to accept is that such grief is always unavoidable and that there is always loss, but if persevere we find that there is always gain as well. If you appreciate and cherish each wonderful moment when you have it, then the pursuit of those moments is always worth it. 🙂


    1. MicheleElys says:

      Well stated, although I think we could write a book on the vulnerability subject………….


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  2. MicheleElys says:

    Reblogged this on Wrong Things Gone Right ~ MicheleElys.


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