Blogging and “The Accident of Touching”

It’s especially true of writers and creatives that our hearts long to touch others with our words, our art, ourselves. We savour times when our souls collide and our lives are enriched in the sharing. Even if we pause to like a person’s blog post and do not stop to leave a comment, that very act is enough to bring a smile and give encouragement to them, as it reveals a connection has been made. Isn’t that why we all want to write? To breathe out the essence of who we are and hope that others will be able to relate to it? Deborah’s post puts this way of touching another through our art so beautifully. Enjoy the read and do check out her stunning art work, thoughtful poetry and prose in other posts. 😊💜

Deborah J. Brasket

The_Creation_Michelangelo“The accident of touching /is so rare! Sometimes /I pause my hand on purpose / and hope to find yours there.”

These are the last lines of a poem I wrote long ago.

But I realize now that’s what this blog is all about, a way of “pausing my hand on purpose,” and hoping to find you there.

It’s all about touching, isn’t it? Touching others with our lives, ourinsights and understanding, our memories and dreams, our poetry and art. Blogging meets this basic human need—to touch others and be touched in return.

Peter_Paul_Rubens_105_1We’ve all heard how physical touching is essential to human health and happiness. They say people can shrivel up and die for want of being touched or having someone to touch. A simple pat on the shoulder, a hug, ahand squeezecan make all the difference. Merely having a pet, they say, saves lives.

But there’s a basic…

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12 thoughts on “Blogging and “The Accident of Touching”

  1. Oh such beautiful words! Thank you for sharing this post with us, Joy. And thank you for being willing to let the Lord join hearts together through your own words too. I have been so grateful for the ways that your words have touched my life. May you be so blessed over this Christmas time, and New Year! Love & Hugs! xoxo

    • Aren’t they just?! I’m glad you appreciate Deborah’s thoughts here, Bettie. Thank you for reading them. And I’m also grateful for the way your own words have impacted and touched my life. May your Christmas celebrations and break provide times of sweet rest, peace and joy, with an extra special touch from God Himself. Love and hugs! xoxo 💜

  2. I do like this poem and I truly understand the need to be heard and touched. Nothing takes the place of another soul being inspired or the physical touch of another person, which is why Jesus not only spoke to people but touched them and still does by His Spirit.

    • Yes, it’s vital to our emotional health to be noticed, heard and touched. Many elderly people are deficient in those things, as well as lacking company and conversation if they live alone. That’s why pets have such a valuable role to play. Thank you, Becky, for reminding us how Jesus truly saw, heard, touched and appreciated those He came into contact with. And how He still touches our hearts and lives by His Spirit. A beautiful truth! xo 💜

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