"The communication we transmit through touch constitute the most powerful means of establishing human relationships, the foundation of experience." [Ashley Montagu]
"A hand that touches no longer totally belongs to the body from which it came. It and the object it touches or grasps together form something new, something else that has no name and that belongs to no one." [Rilke, writing about Rodin's sculptural hands]
(1) The resistance made to the fingers by the keys of a piano or organ. Thus the touch of the keyboard may be hard or light accordingly as the resistance is great or little. (2) The peculiar manner in which a player presses the keyboard, whether light, pearly, heavy, clumsy, firm, etc. [Stainer, John; Barrett, W.A.; A Dictionary of Musical Terms; Novello, Ewer and Co., London, pre-1900]
Christ Returns - Speaks His Truth
"I was shown the following vivid vision.
First of all, I saw a new-born babe as 'light', a life-form of 'Creative Power'.
As the baby grew into childhood, then manhood, I saw the pure LIGHT of the 'Creative Power' gradually dimmed and then obscured altogether in him, by a dense wrapping of chains and thongs.
I questioned the meaning of the vision and there came to my mind a clear understanding which may be expressed in the following words:
'From birth to death - people believe and insist that their five senses of sight, hearing, touch, smell and taste, correctly predicate the 'reality' of themselves and the universe around them.
Therefore, because they draw their mind power direct from Divine 'Creative Power', it is done to them according to their beliefs. [Christ Returns - Speaks His Truth, Letter 1, page 17]