It’s in Our Hands
It was only after a colleague gave me a high-five that it struck me: this week’s post had to be about hands. We do so much with our hands and put them through so many rigors in a day that it’s easy to take them for granted. But when you’ve finished reading this I want you to look at your hands. I mean, really study them. Think about the food they’ve prepared or the children they’ve helped to raise or the lovers they have caressed. Think about the weeds they’ve pulled, the bulbs they’ve planted and all that wayward dirt you’ve scrubbed from them. Monuments, great paintings and sculptures, beautiful details and small embellishments have all been influenced by the touch of hands. Hands, like our faces, are also telltale signs of character. Their roughness or smoothness, their wrinkles and their manicured nails all say so much about who we are. Look at the hands below, which are so beautifully photographed, and then study your own as well as the hands of those you love. It’s your assignment for the day.
Andrew Ritchie is the creator of Martha Moments, a blog devoted Martha-Stewart related content and her community of supporters. He lives and works in Toronto, Canada, and has been a longtime friend of Brent & Josh, Beekman 1802 and Sharon Springs. Each week he’ll scour the world (wide web) to find the 5 most beautiful things to inspire you. Follow Andrew on Pinterest.