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Reclaiming Touch in Our Lives


The everyday realities of our life take us into the odyssey to infinite wonders. They can enter our being into many ways from dark silhouettes to the exalted light. During 90’s walks into the refreshing days would have the fragrances of ‘meditative scents’. There was a scene of enrapturing mosaics flipping across in every pattern with ‘flashes of divinity’. Everything signified a song, rhythm and a lyrical form of lived space. The butterflies whispering in their notes of mellifluous fluffs and birds tweeting in the peak of a day. Wondering a bird in the heat of a sun, it was a like a ‘conference of birds’ with secrets muttered in quid pro quid basis. We lived in the ‘whole’ vis-a-vis other sentient beings. Margaret Atwood in her novel The Blind Assassin (2000) writes, ‘Touch comes before sight, before speech. It is the first language and the last, and it always tells the truth’

The Traditional Touch

In all this symphony of sorts an old man walks in…

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