Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Dediated to Echomouse

Echomouse is someone that I care about. This shouldn't surprise anyone. This has turned out to be a really bad year for her. After long illnesses, she first lost her father, then her mother.
For those of you who have not yet suddenly found yourself to be an orphan, let me explain to you that no matter what your marital status, if you had anything but the most horrible relationship with your parents, the realization can be terrible. If you are married with children, you have a lot to hang onto. No children leaves you empty. Being single.....Echomouse has family, brothers I believe.

Last December, she wrote a post and used the video below. I snatched it, for use in the future. She wrote a post today called Life and talked a little about working in the garden. She ended by talking about her sick friend out West. I should mention that Echomouse is physically ill herself.

If you read a lot of existentialism, you come to realize that hugging, like sex, is critically important because it gives one the illusion of being connected to another human being and helps one deal with the terrible isolation of being alone. We can certainly hug a lot more people than we can have sex with.

I urge you to go to Echomouse's blog and leave her a comment telling her that there's a video here, dedicated to her. Hell, I got it from her. And leave her a hug while you're there. {{{Echomouse}}}. Doesn't hurt a bit! Give it a try and see if you like it! It's a far, far better thing you do ......


Eris said...

Okay, the computer I am on has no sound on it and some broken drivers (I am reformatting it) but let me just say after watching the video on mute I am crying. sobbing. The world just needs some damn tenderness. I don't really have anyone to hug in my own life and I reflect on it often because lacking in physical touch is rather sad. Sometimes I really do wish I just had someone to hug. And this video? Kills me.

Tenderness. That's what we need.

Glamourpuss said...

You're a sweetie.


Nosjunkie said...

what a great friend you are

Odat said...

Hugs all around and I hugged echo yesterday!!!