Arms twitch with the thwarted desire to pull in close a loved one. Covid rules dictate, with the power of reason and a brutal command. We hold back, protecting life while hearts break. Lucia Wilson 2020
As this horrendous year draws to its close, I wanted to reflect on one element that will have affected us all, the loss of human touch; a hug is the simplest expression of love in all its forms. It made me think about all the lost hugs of 2020; the saddest example of all must surely be where people have died without an embrace from their loved ones.
Here’s to 2021 when, in time, we will be able to hug again.