The term Putuwá in the Eora language is defined in the journal of Lieutenant William Dawes as
"To warm ones hand by the fire & then to squeeze gently the fingers of another person".
An incredible depth of meaning hidden behind this seemingly simple word. A tiny insight into why language and culture forms such an integral role in ones sense of wholeness and wellbeing.
A glimpse too of the richness inherent in Indigenous cultures and the subtle intimacy and connection that underlies human interactions.
Perhaps it is this subtlety that we yearn for in our increasingly computerised social spheres?