A Strangers EmbraceJust the other night I went to pay my respect to a family who lost their grandmother.
These people have been in my life since I was a child, and the kids (us) call each other cousins.
As I give my condolences I spot my mom and grandmother and decide to go sit over there with them when I'm done.
After a few, I notice a very handsome man walking towards me, looking at me,
I nearly blush and look away (how stupid I know).
All of a sudden I feel his arms around me, I turned to look, and we looked at each others eyes or a few seconds, and I realized it was my cousins husband,
coming to me to say hi and thanking me for coming, I hugged him and said I was sorry for his loss, after he let go, I pretty much fell back on my chair.
This unexpected embrace, i can't explain.
No matter where you are, what the circumstances are, or who you're with,
this will always catch you by surprise, and you will always be slapped by reality of how truly lonely and vulnerable you are.
Touch is normal, it's necessary, to not want it or need it is out of this world ridiculous, I wish I could say impossible.
I wish everyone a warm season,
a love filled Christmas
and a rockin' New Years.