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Lynn Enright: ‘Hugging is set for a return… am I the only one not ready?’


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by Lynn Enright
24th May 2021

Read time: 7 mins

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"It’s inevitable that soon enough you will find yourself inhaling lungfuls of someone else’s perfume."

There are excellent huggers, people who enter into the hug with boundless love and a sense of physical abandon; then there are people like Lynn Enright, who get confused about where to put their arms. Which camp are you in?

For months, it has been straightforward: you approach your companion and nod. You say “hi” nice and loud. You might compliment them on their lovely, warm-looking coat. Then, you walk side by side, perhaps picking up a coffee along the way. At some stage you sit on a bench with a respectable distance between you.  All the guessing was taken out of greeting throughout the pandemic. Unsure about whether to do one air kiss or...

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