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December 16, 2012 – 3:09 pm | 17 Comments

Childhood memories are vivid, almost indescribable in their detail, and impossible to forget. A Christmas memory I have is that of a black velvet dress  a family friend gave to me for my seventh Christmas.
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Submitted by on August 3, 2009 – 5:00 amOne Comment
cariciaIn the past week, I have been to the hospital three separate times- twice for my older daughter, once for myself; all for things that ultimately ended well, gracias a Dios- and been in the position of both needing to give and to receive cariño.
Now usually, I show my love and affection mostly with words, but sometimes, words are just more noise for a moment that’s already thundering; then, you need touch.  A caricia is a way to show tenderness, love…to give comfort and distraction in a moment of worry or pain.
This week, reach out and touch somebody.  Your partner, your child, your dog.  Grab their hand, stroke their cheek, play with their hair. Or slow down enough to let yourself be reached; let  a loved one’s touch bring you whatever tranquilidad you’re needing.
*photo by sergis blog
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