A Proper Hug

Mask Up and Bring It In!

Of all the things that I miss because of the pandemic, it’s hugging my kids.  I think it may have been about four months in when I read an article in the NYT’s that convinced me to finally give up and give in to one of the most primal of all human needs:  hugging and being hugged.  After all, without touch, we are nothing more than isolated individuals concealing our siloed emotions behind our masks.   That’s nothing against masks which I believe are imperative to containing the spread of coronavirus. 

Since we do practice good mask wearing in public and we’ve all been quarantining for other than for the necessary trips to the grocery or work, and if we breathed in opposite directions, how much danger could there be?  


So if you miss hugging your children, your parents, and your friends, check out this article that will give you the skinny on the proper way to do it.


[photo credit Robbin Gheesling/CNN]

And if you’re also like me and have missed getting together with friends for a bit of dinner and nice glass of wine, then check out this article on the return of the little wine door in Florence.  You go to the tiny little door, someone slips you a glass of wine or other beverage, and you take it to a table outside to enjoy it, preferably with a few friends.  We could use a few of these in the States!

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Thanks for reading!

pam lazos — 8.28.20

About Pam Lazos

writer, blogger, environmentally hopeful
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32 Responses to A Proper Hug

  1. Geri Lawhon says:

    Love the new hugging ideas. Hugs to you for posting this.

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  2. Yes! No matter the state of things, I couldn’t stop hugging my family. I know my mom was didn’t want to hug during the springtime lockdown, but by summer she gave in to all the hugs, which was fine by me. xxxxx This reminds me of that moment in…Passengers? That movie with Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence, where they’re the only passengers awake on this 1000-year journey through space. Pratt’s sleepin’ tube breaks down, so he wakes up before EVERYONE. He spends a few months doing okay, but after about a year he is just desperate to be touched by another person, and even considers ending it all. He opens Lawrence’s tube instead, and the movie goes on.
    Our souls thrive on connection. xxxxx

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  3. cath says:

    Not sure what it says about me, Pam, but I love the wine doors. What a find.

    Hugs, yes, I’m glad someone’s found a way around that restriction. But I’m sorry, the wine door has more charm, and style.

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  4. I miss hugging my kids and grandkids. I like the new hugging idea though.

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  5. Annika Perry says:

    Pam, hugs and human contact are what we’ve missed so desperately! The hug glove is a great idea yet not quite the same! It was hard not to hug my mother for months but at least I saw her from a distance whilst delivering food … just felt so wrong not to touch. When allowed it was incredible and something I’ll never take for granted again! We are not meant to exist in our own bubble spaces apart from human contact!

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  6. Damyanti Biswas says:

    What a wonderful thing to do in these bleak times. Thank you for sharing.

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  7. hilarymb says:

    Hi Pam – I saw this … but hadn’t seen a hug happen – what a great idea … so sensible and obviously brought both of them happiness and much joy – must make so much difference. I wonder what they’ll do in the Canadian snow?!! Love it … and yes go hug … a necessity. Take care – Hilary

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  8. Ally Bean says:

    Love it! We all adapt as we go along, but this pandemic has put that belief to the test. The hug glove is great.

    Liked by 2 people

  9. lampmagician says:

    A heart-touching post dear Pam, it’s a really hard and sad situation. Hugs 💖🙏🤗

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Linda Schaub says:

    How unique is that – the mom would not only feel better from the human contact from her daughter, but an extra-special glow knowing the effort put into making that hug possible.

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  11. Susan Scott says:

    Great post Pam! Ways of hugging – also virtually – so I’m sending you one via the Internet! (Can’t do emojis on computer) xx

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  12. For those who don’t live with one another, these seem like great ideas. Thanks for sharing and being a part of #WATWB.

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  13. Love the ‘hug glove’ 🙂 I so much wanted to hug a friend yesterday when, standing six feet apart and both of us wearing masks, he told me he was moving to another county.

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