Kenneth Avery is a Southern humorist with well over a thousand fans. The charm and wit in his writing span a nearly a decade.
Is The Mere Touch
of someone's touch really that powerful? This is a question that has plagued mankind. Here is how it goes. We are touched by a friend and without pause, we either move, laugh, get iterested or frown. And it has nothing to do with human emotions. The human touch is more than just a jungle of mazes that run in every direction in and of life and still, the human touch remains open, but yet stays a mystery. It is open, but yet closes after use. Light and day rolled into one perfect shape.
It is so special, for lack of a better adjective, when babies are cooing, gurgling, and moving their limbs, that we are camouflaged to not see the touch and what it is doing at this stage of life. Actually, the touch is supplying texture of what the baby touches and can keep the baby safe even at an infantile stage. Of course the hot and cold are such extremes, but the soft texture of a collie's fur is hard at first for the baby, but with further research, the baby is then convinced that the dog is harmless, actually friendly.
Then Life Begins
speeding and surging, we make our ways from crawling, which is the baby's biggest adventure, to getting our balance and then taking those few frightening steps as a toddler. Even at this scary juncture, the baby is still laughing at each step and fall that the baby makes. And you guessed it. The baby's touch went ahead and learned to grab the rough textures of end tables, the sharp items that the baby will pick up and hopefully put down, but we can agree that the touch is a wonderful teacher at this early stage of life.
It is not too long before we conquer walking and we are on our way. We start using our confidence to take on several new areas of life that honestly, we will master and some not as long as life lasts. And still, it is the touch that is front and leading the way no matter where we venture. The touch can be identified as a beacon of direction and gathering intelligence to aid us in the areas of growth so we can be safe and happy.
© 2020 Kenneth Avery