This morning, more than any day throughout this wretched pandemic, I really needed a hug. Far more importantly, I desperately needed to hug someone. But I am not allowed to hug that person. Although a fleeting physical closeness wouldn’t have fixed anything or anyone, it might have helped us both just a little. Such cruelty. It has left me feeling helpless and hopeless as it was all I had to offer.

This Salvia leucantha ‘Midnight’ is as close to a floral cuddle as I can muster. It is the best I can do.

17 thoughts on “Cuddle

  1. Yes, I do so miss the cuddles with my lovely children. However, we had a surprise when our great big son appeared at our house this morning having taken a “slight” detour after picking up some machinery for his work. We may not have had a cuddle, but half an hour sitting chatting on the patio (at a correct social distance) was a wonderful tonic for GGHI and for me. Look after yourselves. 🤗

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  2. When this pandemic is over we will enjoy a surfeit of hugs with all our loved ones, until then it is a thought to hold on to, it will help see us through.

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  3. Lovely furry flowers. There is a light at the end of the tunnel, hang in there. I do agree tho’ it has been absolutely wretched and at times I have felt very low in the vibes dept. Thinking of you.

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  4. What a lovely soft furry cuddle that would be. Sending virtual hugs to you and I really hope that you’re able to cuddle that particular
    someone soon. Xxxx

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  5. I’m sorry it’s so hard for you in the UK. The salvia is a perfect choice for fuzziness and warmth…like an angora jumper. Sending you virtual hugs from Mudgee.

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  6. There’s a strong temptation in most of us, I suspect, to say to hell with it. I’m going to hug/shake hands/bust up all the rules. A hug is such a basic human need for the receiver and the giver. Yet, most of us sacrifice this for the greater good.
    I blew my mam a kiss for her birthday today but she doesn’t really understand why.

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  7. I love salvia leucantha in all their varieties & colours and your photos are soo good. Delicious. We miss hugging the little ones but their parents send us recordings & skype. Martin has moved on from cooking blinis to making crumpets. Food is good. Eating is better. Camellia ‘Showgirl’ glows through the gloom. Sue @ Sam Shrubs.

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