Touched.

It is such a beautiful word. When someone says that she is touched, a whole range of emotions get squeezed into that one word. The dictionary says that it means to be emotionally stirred. And that encapsulates the beauty of the word.

I am one of those blessed people who get touched very easily.

Before I conclude, there is yet another meaning to this wonderful word – to be slightly unbalanced mentally. I am often that too! I get so whenever I hear this beautiful song by a favourite singer:

I hope you enjoyed reading this post on the weekly Friday Loose Bloggers Consortium where thirteen of us write on the same topic. Today’s topic has been chosen by Will. The twelve other bloggers who write regularly are, in alphabetical order, Anu, Delirious, gaelikaa, Grannymar, Maxi, Maria SF, ocdwriter, Padmum, Paul, Rohit, Shackman, The Old Fossil and Will. Do drop in on their blogs and see what their take is on this week’s topic. Since some of them may post late, do give some allowance for that too!

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34 Responses to Touched.

  1. Linda Abbit says:

    And you have touched many of the years with your words. #Grateful
    Happy Holidays, Ramana!
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  2. Linda Abbit says:

    **over** not of the years. Sorry!
    Linda Abbit recently posted..Take Photos of Your Aging Parents During the Holidays

  3. Somehow your link got touched (in the head) for a while. Glad I can access you again!
    Cheerful Monk recently posted..Taking Delight

  4. Nandu Pillai says:

    http://youtu.be/OxahtnSAzgU
    ( Andy Williams “Can’t take my eyes of you ” )

    Not sure of this link will work . Was just trying to think of other memorable songs with the word ‘touch” in them . This has both “touch” and “feel” , not the same thing as we know ….. Digressing slightly I have heard people using the word as follows ..” the fruits were a bit touched” , meaning they were damaged in some way in transit . Not sure how legitimate the usage is .

    • Rummuser says:

      You are just too good to be true!

      I suppose fruit in this case could mean the British use and touched could also be that the fruit is a bit off!

  5. shackman says:

    Nice song choice – leave us not forget the love theme from that Clint Eastwood classic Play Misty for Me –
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOFrGbuUqnQ

    (Bet you didn’t see that one coming – check out the movie if you haven’t seen it)
    shackman recently posted..Touched

  6. You rae writing smaller and smaller posts. Don’t get ‘touched’ in the head by laziness–ha ha!
    Padmini Natarajan recently posted..TOUCHED

  7. Grannymar says:

    I like that song, but Will may Knott be touched by it since the topic was his choice. Paul has his chance next Friday. 😉
    Grannymar recently posted..Touched

  8. wisewebwoman says:

    thanks for touching me, Ramana!

    XO
    WWW
    wisewebwoman recently posted..Tell Me a Story

  9. tammy says:

    what in the world is wrong with me. this post made me cry!
    i saw that concert. it was legendary. as befit her.
    after i listened to ‘he touched me.’ i selected ‘if you go away.’
    that is my favorite song of all time. and that’s what made me cry.
    but sometimes tears are okay! glad you touched us today.
    hugs,
    tammy j

  10. You are quite correct recognizing how lucky you are to be easily touched. It is a gift all too often avoided by men and I value it highly myself. You are a good man, Ramanaji.

    Namaste.
    The Old Fossil recently posted..Touched

  11. Nick says:

    I love the picture! I’m probably easily touched in both senses. In particular I’m easily touched by people doing something unexpectedly kind or generous or compassionate.
    Nick recently posted..Tug of war

    • Rummuser says:

      I am well aware of your sensitivity Nick, something I admire in you.

      The elephant blessing is a common sight in South Indian temples.

  12. Maxi says:

    I love this photo … touched by an elephant.
    Blessings ~ Maxi
    Maxi recently posted..A Change of Heart

  13. Delirious says:

    I love the picture of the elephant. There is something so special about the touch of an animal!
    Delirious recently posted..Friday Loose Bloggers Consortium: TOUCH

    • Rummuser says:

      You have reminded me of something that I am unable to share here and as Grannymar says, I have a propensity to come up with sequels for my LBC posts, I shall post one anon.

  14. Barbara says:

    We got blessed by elephants in India a few times, they are so sweet but I wonder do they have any idea what they are doing? Is touching someone’s head something they do naturally, or is it only when they are trained to do it that they bless people?

  15. Lucy Coleman says:

    Thank you so much for this article. It is very inspiring. I really like the picture you included in the first part, it was the gist of the whole article.
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