And I understand. I understand why people hold hands: I’d always thought it was about possessiveness, saying ‘This is mine’. But it’s about maintaining contact. It is about speaking without words. It is about I want you with me and don’t go.
Cuddle with me. Text me all day. Fall asleep next to me and wake up beside me. Finish my sentences. Compliment me. Study me. Learn my habits: what makes me happy or what pisses me off. Surprise me. Stay up late with me. Fall in love with me.