Hold me closer, Tony Danza

Daily Prompt: Textures are everywhere: The rough edges of a stone wall. The smooth innocence of a baby’s cheek. The sense of touch brings back memories for us. What texture is particularly evocative to you? Photographers, artists, poets: show us TEXTURE.

The space issue is not one of my things. At times, uncomfortably close is the name of my game.

Breaking down that physical barrier most of us carry around has healed me in ways very little else can. The great social work phrase “healthy touch” was never, ever withheld in my family.

I know the connective, irreplaceable power of touch from growing up, from wonderful friends, and from strangers/clients who so rarely get touched in a neutral, hopeful way.

Feeling my body’s connection to other people and spaces form some of my most visceral memories: touching the walls on the Via Dolorosa in Jerusalem, helping with (ruining) pupusas in El Salvador, the familiar wooden bar of the dive in Allston.

Physical baubles, tokens of these memories practically litter my home, my bag, my keychain, my life.

They form the texture that I continually reconnect to; forming renewed memories with each touch.


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