Monday Meditation - Keep in Touch

No video today, folks.

Instead, a "guest post" written by my good friend and personal/professional cheerleader, William M. Bryan.

Bill is a licensed massage therapist, whose practice, Triscale Massage & Bodywork, is located along with mine at the Lionville Holistic Health Center. He is also the voice behind "Massage Moment".. nestled within pharmacist Ben Brigg's radio show, "Health Focus". .. heard throughout Chester County, PA on WCOJ, Saturday mornings at 9 EST.

What follows is Bill's response to my request for a contribution to my site. I hope to share more of his wonderful perspective in the months to come. Enjoy!

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Keep in Touch

When wishing to convey affection for another

Whether friends or college roommates a sister or a brother

After all goodbyes are said and we kiss and hug and such

We wave our hands and wipe our tears and say "Let's keep in touch!"

So let us now consider exactly what we mean

And try our best to thus address and benefit and glean

from a topic oft ignored a mighty subject unexplored

the concept we embrace so much the mighty power we call touch

Connections are essential for living things to grow

Within connective pathways the breath of life doth flow

From simple to complex cells unite as on

A fabric held together connected one-by-one

And what provides the strength much stronger than a crutch

The blessing of connection maintained in constant touch

This act of touch, though physical goes far and way beyond

Simply sensing pressure maintained within a bond

There's more than simple nerve cells talking to the brain

Registering pleasure or registering pain

Think of touch more like a bridge whereby emotions cross

Carrying their messages when words are at a loss

Sharing thoughts much deeper and weightier by much

Words alone could ne'er convey the truths found in our touch

Transmitting and receiving a silent communique'

Revealing all our true intent no matter what we say

The need to be connected the need called 'sense of place'

A basic need we all must heed throughout the human race

Is sought by those who feel apart from loved ones and from friends

It's touch that keeps them in our hearts and touch affection sends

So when I say "Let's keep in touch" what I'm really saying

Is I value our connection and wish that you were staying

But if our paths should separate and if depart you must

Then again, I'll say my friend, "God bless, and KEEP IN TOUCH!"

©2008 Wm. Bryan