And now for something a little different. Not completely different, mind you. Like a penguin on your telly. That would be copyright infringement.
The Queen posted this on her Facebook page today quoting our lovely, now, 5 year old wunderkind, M&M:
"When people stop hugging, they stop loving."
I tell you what, that little girl has a lot of wisdom in her little brain. She gets it from her mom, The Queen.
I've always been a touchy, feely kind of guy (not in the pervy sense), and I never pass up a good hug. Once upon a time, I believe I had just turned 16, my dad was dropping me off at the house following some event. He stuck his hand out to me to shake my hand instead of reaching to give me a hug like he had done for the previous 16 years. I looked at him like he had just grown a second set of nostrils on an extra pair of noses. His reasoning: he thought I wouldn't want to hug him now that I was old enough to drive.
I proceeded to disabuse him of that notion.
I plan on hugging that little girl every chance I get for as long as she will allow it. Somehow, I don't think she will ever decide that she doesn't need a hug from the old man.