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Tippy toe hugs

2017 . 06 . 05 - Comments / Commentaires (6)

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(6) Comments / Commentaires: Tippy toe hugs

-- Cathy Hasty -- 2017 . 06 . 05 --

You make me think and laugh.  I love the dance! You help me notice all those wee microaggressions that deserve attention so they do not go underground and Hurt me.  I look forward to hearing about the show! Blessings on all those pesky details; may your fondest dreams be exceeded!

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-- Gwenn -- 2017 . 06 . 05 --

@Cathy: You’re the best! Sending you hugs and so much appreciation!

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-- Linda Ursin -- 2017 . 06 . 05 --

I understand the weird feeling. I would feel strange about it too. Everyone hugs down at me more or less, but only because I’m shorter :D They don’t get up on their tippy-toes if I’m on a step above them in a staircase. They usually just react like it’s finally the right height for a good hug smile I haven’t seen shorter men getting up on their tippy-toes here to hug taller women. And I have seen about 200 hugs this weekend because of the gathering I was at :D But I’m sure it happens with other people at other occasions.

Good luck with the exhibition and have tons of fun doing it

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-- psrd.steer -- 2017 . 06 . 05 --

I’m short and have been known to give tippy toe hugs ! Sometimes its just about hugging comfortably ? ☺

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-- Gwenn -- 2017 . 06 . 05 --

@Linda: I like to hug people who are smaller than me by lowering myself some so it’s not such a downward thing. It’s a habit I picked up with my grandmother, I think. It just feels weird to hug down! Sounds like a fun gathering you were at! smile

@psrd: In what way is it more comfortable for you? Physically? Emotionally? Also, do you tippy toe hug when the height difference is only an inch or two?

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-- Linda Ursin -- 2017 . 06 . 05 --

@Gwenn I agree that it can feel strange, especially for us shorter people since we’re definitely not used to being able to do that :D

The gathering was a ton of fun. 90 wonderful heathens in one place with beautiful surroundings and wonderful food.

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