What a great challenge!
The sense of touch has always been very powerful for me, from the time I was very small, and fabrics of all kinds made my fingertips itch. Not itch, allergy! Itch to touch them — And my fingertips still itch to touch all sorts of things. So I’m starting with things that are meant to be touched, handled, used.
Leather goods — A well worn handbag — soft and warm, somehow, to the touch. Guys say that a well-worn baseball mitt looks and feels like this. Strong but soft, pliable, warm. Not a bad recipe for the baseball player as well, eh?
And then there are gloves. My favorite winter pair:
Do you have something that holds your presence even when you aren’t there? Is it beloved?