Is America too preoccupied with physical contact? I remember in the travels to India in my early years where it wasn't uncommon for two men to be holding hands (not sexually but in friendship) and laughing playfully together. This became less apparent as the years continued. From what I understand, the Western participants were less accustomed to this type of love (friendship as God's children would have together). The stark displays in some photography make me wonder why it repulses me or why I feel disdain when I see them. Then I remembered what happened and realized that some of our sincere humanity may be denied if we keep too stoic an approach to life.