Since touch is something I have come to realize is very important to me, I am going to put a few things as I come across them together here. Maybe I can come close to expressing some of what I feel, some of what I understand through touch of all kinds. This will be a changing and growing blog, I hope. To begin:
". . . we are not endowed with real life, and all that seems most real about us is but the thinnest substance of a dream---till the heart be touched. That touch creates us."
Nathaniel Hawthorne (from his notebooks)