live a little

May 8, 2004

hear it in the stairwell:Ani Defranco

As one expert wrote, “Without touch, a baby dies, the human heart aches, and the soul withers.” Science and common sense both teach us that we all need to be touched for our physical welfare, our emotional vitality, and our spiritual health. Studies have shown how babies fail to survive if they are not touched, and they fail to thrive unless they are nurtured by regular tactile communication. Infants need touch for their neurological development, and this basic human need does not disappear as we grow older.

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