My Love told me some years ago, "I will love you a long time".
When we have not seen each other for a long time, or if we are not to see each other for a long time, he touches every part of my body - every square centimetre, every nook and cranny from the inside of my ears to the spaces between my toes.
To remember me by, to remember me again.
And I feel whole again.
I feel re-membered. My bits and pieces put together again by his love.
And I go off into the world and be brave.