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Hug by Ron Padgett | Friday, June 17, 2016 | The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor

June 17th, 2016

Episode 619 of 787 episodes

The older I get, the more I like hugging. When I was little the people hugging me were much larger. In their grasp I was a rag doll. In adolescence, my body was too tense to relax for a hug. Later, after the loss of virginity—which was anything but a loss—the extreme proximity of the... Read more »

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