This t-shirt means a lot to me. I wear the Cuddlist name proudly since I completed their professional cuddler training and they certified me as a professional cuddler. I wear the color purple proudly, a color that blends the richness of red with the coolness of blue and produces the perfect complement to the color of gold, signifying “the royal treatment” that cuddling is. The heart of the graphic symbolizes the platonic love shared between two humans holding each other in body and soul, the love that a cuddler can show you — not give you, but show you — because you already have that love in your heart, and a cuddler can nurture that love and encourage it to grow. The rainbow colors of the heart symbolize the honesty it takes to discover who you are and how you love, and the pride it takes to declare it, celebrate it, and even fight for it. And the gray towel behind me, well… I needed some kind of plain background for this bathroom selfie, now didn’t I?
Je n’ai fait celle-ci plus longue que parce que je n’ai pas eu le loisir de la faire plus courte.
Translation: I have only made this longer because I have not had the leisure of making it shorter.
Here’s to the late, great Elaine Stritch, the lady who launched– one of Broadway’s most fabulous songs.