Happy Valentines Day…

PHOTO BY CHANDRA

We are all tired of COVID:19. We want it to go away!!! We miss friends and family we can’t see. I certainly do.


I miss my book club. I miss my loved ones. I miss seeing many of my friends. I miss being physically close to them. I miss touching them and feeling okay about it AND, it’s Valentines Day!


I even find keeping a safe distance from strangers lonely. It’s difficult to have conversations with people standing in line with you. You’d have to holler for them to hear and that’s not so cool.


But, what I miss most of all is HUGGING loved ones and friends. Don’t you??? I feel like squashing them. Have you almost forgotten what it was like to hug someone dear to you? To cuddle? To feel really close to someone? Well, here’s a little poem to help you remember:

Would you like a cuddle
with me, and to huddle?
No – not in a puddle
where ducks like to waddle
that would tend to befuddle
and leave us amuddle.

My wanting to cuddle
Is not empty twaddle,
My sentiments floodle
my heart – my cheeks ruddle,
I tremble, I shuddle –
And it all came so suddle.

By Hans Muller

19 thoughts on “Happy Valentines Day…

  1. I get most of my hugs from my dog Bodie these days, and most of my kisses from my lovey dovey horse, Kodachrome! They are far more affectionate than my husband…

  2. Hugs! I miss the hugs from friends, as well. Video call is getting lonelier than ever because we still miss seeing them in person. Happy Valentine’s in advance!

  3. Hi, Muriel. Even before the vaccines were created, I felt that it was extremely unlikely that people would catch covid by hugging each other, especially if it wasn’t a long, long hug. Now that we’re vaccinated, I believe that even more.

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