“Touch. It is touch that is the deadliest enemy of chastity, loyalty, monogamy, gentility with its codes and conventions and restraints. By touch we are betrayed and betray others … an accidental brushing of shoulders or touching of hands … hands laid on shoulders in a gesture of comfort that lies like a thief, that takes, not gives, that wants, not offers, that awakes, not pacifies. When one flesh is waiting, there is electricity in the merest contact.”
– Wallace Stagner

I love this quote, it says it all, explains the good and the bad things that a touch can cause. My girl is coming home tomorrow, after three weeks of holiday. I missed her and I’m longing to touch her. It made me think about the first time I touched her, fleetingly, but it was enough, there was electricity in that merest contact. It betrayed me. It still does…