Last week, I left my office flicking away a few tears after a particularly long, exhausting day. I wasn’t upset about anything that happened at work or elsewhere. The tears weren’t about tasks.
No, after several weeks of burying myself in work and way too many evening and weekend commitments, I was feeling overwhelmed. I wanted the comfort of physical touch. I wanted to be held.
My response wasn’t unusual. Physical touch is important and among our most basic of human needs.