Time Goes By – What it’s really like to get older

One of the terrible things about growing old is that for many of us there is little opportunity to touch and be touched. Partners become widowed, others are alone for different reasons and our modern, scientific medical practices don’t much credit touch.

Plus, there are strict taboos in American culture about who may touch whom, when they may do it, where it is allowed and for how long. You don’t need me to tell you that generally the mandate is “don’t.”

via Time Goes By – What it’s really like to get older.

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