Thanks for your comment, Jane. I confess I do like holding hands, I don't know why. It seems to bring about a profound transformation in me, without making any fuss, just the kind of poetry I would like to write.
Men can form some strong bonds in small groups sometimes, particularly small combat units where trust is often a matter of life or death. On a larger scale, my brother is a free mason and enjoys his "brotherhood" quite a bit and even refers to them as his brothers. Again I think it's a matter of trust which forms the bond. It is also possible to have a sense of love or caring for individuals sometimes in the absence of trust, probably because you know they would fail you at times, but still... not much accounting for that. I suspect your sisterhood relationships remain unique and a mystery in many respects. Girl children initiate their relationship skills early while boys may or may not ever do so.
Thanks for stopping by for "Devil". To me it seems that eating of the fruit of the tree of knowledge did not give mankind "knowledge" but rather the endless craving for evermore of it (even if just to increase our own pleasures). Ultimate knowledge may be beyond the abilities of our current selves but those snippets here and there often come in handy. ;)