August 27, 2020

Photo essay: On human touch and closeness

By: Danica Padilla 

Touch and closeness possess the power to make a moment significantly more special, whether it is through a small gesture or simply being physically close to another person. 

Touch is used to comfort, and to express affection and joy. It is truly its own way to communicate one’s feelings and emotions, while having an impact that transcends language.

This idea is one that I had taken for granted during life before COVID-19. Through its absence and the enforcement of social distancing, I have only recently come to realize its impact on the intimacy of a relationship. 

This series of film pictures are made morespecial through the gift of touch and being in close proximity to others. This is the result of the bond and connection created between those involved. 

It is fascinating that something as simple as a touch has the ability to enhance a moment, making it even more memorable.

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