The health crisis and hygienist obsession have relegated kisses and handshakes to the antiques department.
These ancestral customs nevertheless played a key role in our Latin countries:
signs of recognition, affinities, they codified our social relations for millennia
From the kiss of peace to the kiss of Judas, passing through the tightening of pliers - friendly, respectful, firm or soft - all the semantics of tactile language were possible, according to moods, cultures or times.
Other rituals exist throughout the world, which preserve the now sacrosanct sanitary distance.... Will we be able to adopt them, assimilate them?
What if contactless was our new lifeline?
A formalistic society,
Japan has one of the most elaborate greeting codes
The bows are coded: the "
" for formal occasions or between peers, the "
" for interlocutors of higher rank and the "
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