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“When you touch a body, you touch the whole person, the intellect, the spirit, and the emotions.”  Jane Harrington

I joined Sandy on her Vernon-visit today, and got to witness her gift of touch as she massaged essential oils into Vernon’s skin.  She’s been doing this every Friday, and he obviously loves it.

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We wandered around the care home a bit, and stumbled on a Mass taking place.  It was a beautiful thing to see, especially when all the patients and staff and priest touched one another to say, “Peace be with you.”DSC_5324-2

There was one woman in particular who kept reaching out, though she had her eyes closed. Sandy took the opportunity to give her some extra love through her touch, and I could see the woman calming down immediately.

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“Often the hands will solve a mystery that the intellect has struggled with in vain.” Carl Jung

 

Further reading: an interesting (and lengthy) article about the science of human touch here.

Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/c/carljung108090.html#IY0tpZE2Z1UzAucR.99

 

 

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The Kids are Alright
Blue Suede Shoes