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!
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