Reading an article by peace blogs on “Hugs not war in space”, instilled the concept to write about hugs on a random perspective from my desk.The topic of politics, and the ongoing situation in Ukraine came up when a Russian journalist from NTV asked, “Because of the events in Ukraine that we all know about, the relationship between the United States, Russia, and Germany became pretty tense. Do you feel this tension on the level of your team?”Instead of answering out loud, the three astronauts stood up and hugged each other. “This is our answer,” astronaut Wiseman said in Russian. “Yes, this is our answer for everyone to see,” cosmonaut Suraev added.(courtesy :Peace blogs)
Hugs are nonvocal form of communication to express the love,affection,intimacy or sympathy between two individuals. According to Wikipedia,”A hug is a near universal form of physical intimacy in which two people put their arms around the neck, back, or waist of one another and hold each other closely. If more than two persons are involved, this is informally referred to as a group hug.”
Surprisingly thoughts about hugging create a sense of security,releases stress and promote bonding between the people.From a new born to an elderly find solace in an embrace.How and why one get contentment was my query for many days.Eventually i found an answer to this question. As a fetus in the womb,it grows listening to the mothers heart beat ,like a celestial music given as a gift by the nature for staying calm in womb.The heart beat is heard 24/7 by the growing fetus till the birth.Once out always the baby calms down by his/her mother’s cuddle.And sleeps contently near to her/his mothers chest unconcerned about the surroundings.Unlike many western cultures,bonding between the mother child by breast feeding and rooming in are not practised, even though now a days its encouraged by the government.