Generation Hugless

In light of the past year, Covid lockdowns, endless restrictions, and many international restrictions, humanity has faced the greatest challenge to socialization.  In the personal connections and community outreach, we have been subject to the very threat of what is by nature an instinct to survive.  When I think of that innate need, there is the one of touch that I focus on here. Specifically that touch in the action of a hug.  To think of our little people who are in that critical time of fulfilling the natural instinct to touch another human.  I think about the fact that a baby needs holding immediately, and until they hug back, they learn from that very first hug, what security is.  The process of socialization has begun.  Those born without introduction to such a loving sensation become burdened with the search of value and their right of self-worth.  To feed the light or be misguided has a lot to do with a sense of touch one receives or does not in the action of a genuine hug…

Those who are in the disguise of darkness are in great need of love and guidance.

This I see as my mission.  To show and reveal the birthright of dignity… to my human family.  To have a child within my reach, I embrace the moments that I can and whisper softly… “My child, you are worthy”    I believe that the younger a person is in acquiring this one true piece of knowledge, the better their chance at survival, ability to face any situation and a most beneficial and critical capacity to face any adversity. The natural law of touch allows ownership of one’s mental health and contributes to the feeling of happiness as being present in the success of themselves.. as the miracle they are.

When I was photographed holding my 2-year-old grandson without knowing and then saw the genuine and heartfelt compassion, I was moved to think of how important this was and felt compelled to write some words from my heart and share with others.  It truly inspires me to add some value in the doses that I can.  For me… that means that if I am moved to do so, then I am also being directed to share.  Thanks for being here. If you have someone to hug, hug a little tighter. If you are alone, hold yourself and allow self-love to prosper. And when you do get to socialize again… think about the power of the hug and what it does for all involved. The hug is not the killer, it is a human action of love. It should be seized the way it was meant to be and not taken away by fear of touch.

“The action of love
Is held in a hug
For we hold onto
In order to get through”


When I think
Of love in action
There is to me
More reaction

When to impose
An act of kindness
When from the heart
This most will find us

What is considered
Human connection
Must include
This interaction

For without,
It is missed
Love includes
Holding this

To be dismissed
And live without
There is no love
That lives in doubt

What’s reassuring
Is to believe
That healing is
All love to feed

Your time will come
You cannot stop it
For me a hug
Is not a concept

It is our nature
And our right
To find a way
And hold it tight

In your arms
Most physical
Contagious too
This is real

If disease
Distracts you from
Do we not find
We come undone

To walk away
And dispose
All God’s creatures
In love we grow

Healers advise
What they find
Believers know
What’s on their mind

In the times
Of desperation
We need most of all
Love’s inspiration

In the world
Of restrictions
Love is always
God’s prescription


Paula Curley
Paula Curley
I am a deep thinker, lover of thoughts, and prolific writer sharing my words. In sharing, I am caring. I am a member of the human race with an appetite to motivate, inspire, empower, and provoke thinking. I am compelled to a vision that we are all here for a reason, life is like a deck of cards... “My cards. My deal. Life is learning the game!” #opism What is OPISM? I have come up with this term as my nickname is Op and they are my own quotes representing a moral doctrine belief system. Thus...Op+ism=Opism. #opism. My professional experience is disbursed across industries from financial services and sales to that of personal and emergency care. As one who has trained and coached, mentored, and taught; it has become a passion within to witness and feel joy in the achievement and success of others that I have been associated with. I am a lifelong learner and have created and facilitated various training materials. It is through such experience that I discovered the power of positive feedback in both professional and personal manners. I am self-disciplined, accountable, determined, humble, loyal, and adaptive; but above all, I value my integrity! I am a decent human being. It is with my greatest pleasure to share with others the power of positive words.

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    • Larry, thank you so much for reading and visiting this page. I’m truly grateful, not just for the visit, but for your friendship always. It means a lot to me to hear this from you. Your soul is one I admire and am very blessed to have met. Sending a hug to you my friend. Thank you