Day 26 – A picture of something that means a lot to you.
Hands. Hands mean a lot to me. Weird, I know. I’m sure there’s something significant about hands from my childhood, but who knows short of entering into some crazy and prolonged psycho-analysis. Still, the fact remains that I am drawn to hands in ways that people are drawn to eyes. (which, btw, I also love).
If eyes are the window to the soul, then hands are the levers that open that window. While eyes are for reflection and observation, hands are for action and function. They are an extension of the soul…the instrument by which our thoughts are put into motion.
Where eyes see pain, hands soothe.
Where eyes see love, hands caress.
Where eyes see need, hands fix, build, create, and love.
My friend, Steve Nelson, posted such a series of observations just this week on his blog. He’s documenting his mission trip to Haiti and posted this lovely series of picture of hands in action. Check it out; it’s beautiful at The Work of Human Hands.
Maybe I’ll write about my own thoughts about hands soon. Until then, I leave you with my favorite set of hands: