Friday, March 28, 2014

Working Hands

Charles Westcope

Hands tell the story of a person's life.  A carpenter's roughened hands reflect a life of hard work, working with materials that are rough and hard, a sculptor might have hands strengthed by the use of mallets and chisels.

                                                                 Albrecht Durer

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.

                                                             Leonardo DaVinci

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


  1. And in gesture, hands can bring to life our feelings and our ideas...

  2. Ahhhh, after a winter of having my life restricted by arthritic hands, I love the thought that they may no longer be soft but my heart still is. :) Nice post, Penny.

  3. Mostly I like the thought in your banner and find it hard not to think of it metaphysically.
    xx, Carol

  4. secrets in the hands. some to be told some to hold. Nice post!



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