Suddenly, an artist whom I've known for years (but don't see all that often) burst into the room. She hugged me so hard, not only did I think I'd fall off my chair, I also thought her bright-blue, down-filled parka would fall off!
That got me thinking again about the magical power of a really good hug. Hey, spirited women, don't you agree that there's almost nothing as satisfying as a really good hug? Except...maybe...well, you know what I'm referring to.
You may remember my post The Best Hugs in which I talked about group hugs. Those are kind of neat, too. But my all-time favorites are hugs from (a) my husband (or, before I married, my boyfriend) and (b) friends.
It's just so great to know that you're going to be meeting a friend you haven't seen for a while, for lunch or dinner, and to be absolutely, positively, certain that before you start noshin' and sloshin' and talkin', you'll be the recipient -- and the giver -- of a heartfelt hug!
So...hug away! Hugs = one of the great inventions of the modern world!