An older person's hands (like mine), have raised veins, age spots and perhaps arthritic knuckles or fingers, displaying time gone by -- time that has taken the softness out of the hands but not out of the heart.
Hands can tell a story - a beautiful, ongoing story of life. Within them rests all the toils and joys of our life.
"Let a joy keep you. Reach out your hands and take it when it runs by." - Carl Sandburg