Non-visual. Non-auditory.

In this that world we now inhabit

Of screens and masks

Does anyone remember what

Other humans smell like?

Like unexpectedly

Catching the natural scent of someone

In a elevator

And not immediately being concerned for your health?

For many of us,

We have not hugged or held our loved ones

In several months, and so we

Do our best to convey our affection

Through audio and video

But there as aspects of human connection that are



The delight of a warm embrace

Needs no words

And is often best savoured with our eyes closed.

While we are grateful for video calls

And virtual experiences

There are many things

That cannot be found online

No matter how hard you search.


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