Holding Hands

Not long ago I overheard several women in their thirties speaking about holding hands with their significant others in public. The general consensus was that it’s an  outdated custom. Each of them could not understand why anyone would want to do it and even made some derogatory jokes about couples of all ages they’ve seen practicing this horrid display.

Well, I’ve been married for over forty years and my wife and I still hold hands in public. We don’t do it to make a statement, we do it because we want to and we instinctively know it’s where we belong.

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I wasn’t upset listening to those young women speak about what they felt was meaningless. I just felt sorry for them. Maybe they never found a hand they wanted to hold forever. Or maybe they did and it never reached back in return.

We all take things for granted in life and too often we forget that what’s here today, may not be with us tomorrow. So while I have the chance to feel her hand in mind, I will.

Every chance I get.

I hope they get to do the same one day.

 

 

39 thoughts on “Holding Hands

  1. In My Cluttered Attic

    I don’t have to worry about holding my wife’s hand, she reaches for mine instead. Oh sure it took thirty-five years of marriage, and tipping her a twenty’s to do it, but now I get a hand for free. I guess she figures I can no longer afford it! :O)

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  2. Dale

    Mick and I ALWAYS held hands when walking about. There is nothing more beautiful then seeing couples in their 60’s, 70’s, 80’s and up still holding hands! Those women in their 30’s are just silly. 😉

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    1. George Post author

      You’re right, Dale. Sometimes people act or speak a certain way because they’re covering up something that’s lacking in their lives. I’ll just chalk it up to that. Thank you.

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    1. George Post author

      Thank you so much for your kind words, uju. If I make it sound like love is appealing it’s only because I found someone way back in third grade who made me smile. And I’ve always believed every relationship should begin with a smile…:)

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    1. George Post author

      Thank you, Jennifer. I agree and quite honestly, a little surprised since I never thought about it. It always felt natural. Maybe it’s a generational thing but I hope not. I’ll have to pay more attention to others now and maybe do a study or survey…:)

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    1. George Post author

      I’m sorry, Aurora but I’m sure there is someone out there who would be happy and honored to hold your hand one day. And based on what you’ve written, I’m sure neither of you will let go…:) Good luck

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    1. George Post author

      Thank you, Van. You’re so right. Hugs are another of those things that some people shy away from and, like you, I think are so important to any form of relationship.

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  3. Flop til you drop "FTYD"

    Sweet. We are usually so busy carting the kids to sports practice and carrying so much stuff…but you bet, if we had extra hands we’d be holding them or my husband would have one around my shoulder. 🙂

    We do, when we go on dates. (which doesn’t happen often)

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    1. George Post author

      Thank you, Kate. Sometimes one if us is pulling….:) but as you said, there’s a feeling of comfort and there’s no thought to what you’re doing. It’s just a natural act.

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  4. globalunison

    Now a days, people hold hands to make a ‘love statement’ or try to prove to the world their status. I think holding hands or not, every feature should be out of love not to prove anything to anybody. A great post.

    -Naima

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