There have been some terrifically insightful discussions on THE BAZ over the last year, and some great individual comments. I think they can tend to get lost in the crush of the comments section, which is not the best layout for following a discussion. So as part of marking our upcoming First Birthday, I’ll be featuring some of the best and most interesting contributions. They won’t be in any order, but will reflect the amazing variety of perspectives and analysis I’ve been fortunate to receive.
The first dates from January this year and is from a reader named Megan ho offeren an analysis of the photo below….
“…I’m a life enhancement coach, and one thing I have to be aware of is body language. My reading of that photo and their body language is that physicality is not a normal part of their interaction. They are awkward with each other, not just the social setting, as might be the case with people who don’t like to express affection in public for example.
It’s particularly significant that their hands are entirely disengaged from the process. They don’t touch each other. Most affectionate kisses, whether romantic or otherwise involve an instinctive touch with the hands, on the shoulders, arm or face usually. It’s very counter-intutitive to kiss someone affectionately or romantically without touching them as well. Try it yourselves.
The hands not touching suggests underlying physical coldness or even hostility. And I would say it emanates more from the female than the male partner. He at least is leaning toward her, whereas she is resolutely keeping to her own space, her hands limply in her lap. Her reluctance could not be more telegraphed…”