Losing My Religion
Stop what you’re doing right now and take your left hand and hold your right hand the way you would hold a lover’s hand.
Examine all the cracks and wrinkles. Take notice of the crinkled skin around the knuckles and the lines that seem to smirk at you when you straighten each finger. Are the fingernails dirty? Are the cuticles chipped and uneven? Hangnails?
The touch of a hand on yours, even if it’s your own hand, gives you a moment to feel cared for again. Respected.
Hold on firmly You have your consent.