Written by: Evadetem Skin Salon
Photo by: Unknown
“I dream to hear his laugh again, I long to see him smile. Oh how I wish that he could hold me and kiss me one last time”, said the widow as she stared into the far distance with tears rolling down her cheek.
The day we get to marry our best friend, our life long partner is truly a dream come true, but to be able to dream we need our 5 senses intact.
Our skin is the largest organ of the body and consists of a couple of different mechanical touch receptor cells. To explain this, I am going to use examples to help you visualize this and understand the art of touch:
- That soft, oh-so gentle caressing touch of your beloved just before leaning in to kiss you, is picked up by the Meissner corpuscle cells.
- That firm, deep pressure we feel when we hold on too tightly before saying goodbye is due to the Pacinian corpuscles cells.
- When he holds your hand on a cold, winter night and your hand starts warming up is due to the Thermoreceptor cells.
- The ability your body has to know exactly where his hands are on your body is thanks to the Ruffini ending cells.
- The last one I’ll be ending off with is the cells responsible for warning us from physical pain. This is the free nerve endings.
These, however, don’t just help us by regulating our body temperature, protecting us from pain or harmful surroundings, keeping our bodies alert and active to help us survive, but they also form part of the very special, small moments. That first kiss that released oxytocin to begin the bond. That first date when he hugged you for the very first time. That passionate dance that made you feel like you could fly! That gentle touch after a long, hard day that could immediately make you smile.
Today I want to encourage you to be thankful for the small things in life, like the skin. We all know the heart is a crucial organ and so are the lungs. Without them, we definitely wouldn’t be able to survive. But let’s not live merely to survive, but rather for the small moments that steal our breath, capture our hearts and make us thrive!