Hands

23 May

I have always loved taking photos of hands because I think hands can tell many stories (ever notice how difficult it is to speak without moving your hands? Try it. ;)). In direct correlation, I think hands can reveal so much about the body and soul that are connected to them. They can reach out and they can block off. They can flutter about or they can hold steady and calm. They can give or they can take.

I can’t imagine a world without hands. And a child’s hands—ah, a world without that, to have and to hold, would be a bleak and dreary world indeed.

Speaking of little hands, there is a saying, “From little acorns mighty oaks do grow.” In little hands, acorns speak so much: what a wonderful metaphor for the future of the world lying cradled in the faith, love and hope of pure children’s hands.

And that brings me to my take on this week’s WordPress Photo of the Week Challenge, with the awesome Hands theme:

{Click on the image for a larger view}

And today, I end this with a wish for you in the words of William Blake:

To see the world in a grain of sand,
And to see heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hands,
And eternity in an hour.

And this beautiful song of Jewel:

May you have a handful of happy hugs this Tuesday evening / Wednesday morning, my dear friends!

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7 Responses to “Hands”

  1. fgassette Monday, 28 May 2012 at 9:12 am #

    Love your post on hands. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!

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    • LivE Monday, 28 May 2012 at 11:54 am #

      thank you! it was a pleasure to visit and see your images. looking forward to my next visit! 🙂 have a wonderful day!

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  2. teedeevee Friday, 25 May 2012 at 2:36 am #

    Stunning1

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    • LivE Saturday, 26 May 2012 at 6:09 pm #

      thank you very much! 🙂

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  3. The Retiring Sort Thursday, 24 May 2012 at 10:57 am #

    Great post for tha hand theme. 🙂

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    • LivE Thursday, 24 May 2012 at 6:41 pm #

      thank you very much! i thought your “hand” images and post were amazingly comprehensive! 🙂

      Like

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