I work with my hands to 'create'. However my hands' work, & creations, may be judged is really neither here nor there.
I just know that I am happy when I am creating, whether it be sewing, typing, knitting, crochet, cooking or caressing/soothing.
I am convinced our hands tell a great deal about us, & I often study hands, to get an indication of a person's personality.
This is a quilt I made for my brother. I have blogged about this long ago, I think. (Too tired & lazy to check it out!) I designed it myself, to represent my Beloved Brother's family.
It is outdated now, since his gorgeous Grandson has been born since I made it.
Partners for his sons have also been added.
It has many symbols of good luck which I had hopes may bring him luck. He is a very good natured man, with a 'lucky' personality. Most people gravitate towards him, with his wonderful sense of humour, & his easy going charm. In any family gathering, he is a great favourite.
I could explain about the 'lucky charm' blocks, the family represented in hearts, & stars, & flowers, the two "Island" lands that are our heritage, but I suspect I have done that before.
That is it, for the pics for this post!
I pondered using pics of hands, to illustrate my central topic, but I did not wish to use Googled images of hands, nor any I could crop from personal photos.
I tend to be very observant of any person's hands. I remember once having a Horoscope done. The Reader, who had never met me, made the observation that I often wondered why I "was so wide awake & alert, while everybody around me seemed half asleep". It is true, I will often observe things that no one else seems to see. I love it that my daughter is like me, & we often later compare mental 'notes'!
I look at a man's hands, always, to see if he is cruel, brutal, hardworking, vain, weak, practical, strong. Hands have often stirred quite unexpected emotions in me, when I have observed them.
The shape of the fingers, the length of the fingers. The broadness of a palm, the stiffness of a thumb. The state & shape of the nails, on thumbs & fingers.
When my second son was born, his fingers were so long & elegant, I felt he would do well in artistic pursuits. It proved to be the case. Not in perhaps the direction we wished, but he certainly has artistic ability.
My Granddaughter's fingers were so long & elegant at her birth, I am surprised she did not play a musical intstrument, but she always said she wished to play the violin. Perhaps it is a shame she never got the chance- yet!
My mother once shocked me, by telling me she was afraid I had a very loved Aunt's hands, as a baby. As it happened, my hands were not least like the Aunt's in the event, but I loved that Aunt, & greatly admired her hands, which were broad & long fingered & strong & capable, & so lovely to have around for solace, & broad comfort.
I look at my Son in Law's hands, & I dont see the skills of his father, but I see other strengths. I look at my Grandson's hands, & see a lot of his father's hands, but with other features- perhaps my daughters' influence in his genes.
Do you notice people's hands? What judgements do you make? Do you feel a sense of 'knowledge' from observation? I find it so fascinating.
I have been tagged by Selina Kingston for some questions. So here goes....
1. What are your current obsessions?
Reading reading & reading.
2.Who would you most like to have dinner with?
A "pompous person" who pretended to know all about food & wine!
3. Last dream you had?
My mother was present again.. disapproving again...but there were lots of lovely nieces & nephews, & fish & chips- NZ style!!
4. Last thing you bought?
5. What are you listening to?
Television, far too loud, in the next room! grrrr!
6. If you were a god/goddess who would you be?
A bloody poor one!!
7. Favourite holiday spots?
Beaches with no other people!!
8. Reading right now?
The Book Theif.
9. Four words to describe yourself.
Loner, Loving, Friendly, Apart.
10 Guilty Pleasure?
Reading while the housework mounts!!
11. Who or what makes you laugh until you’re weak?
At this stage in my life, who can say? It catches me unawares!!
12. Favourite odd thing to do?* this is the one question I have changed.*
Weep over something too personal to tell.
13. Planning to travel to next?
Chance will be a fine thing!
14. Best thing you ate or drank lately?
My Chicken Ali Baba! Mmnn!!
15. When did you last get tipsy?
Well, really, a girl won't tell!
16. Favourite ever film?
This is a moving feast.
17. Care to share some wisdom?
"Make allowances for your friends' imperfections, as readily as you do for your own."
18. What item could you not live without?
19. Thing you are looking forward to?
My next completed quilt!
20. What’s your favourite smell?
21. What food makes you heave?
22. How many REAL regrets have you got in your life?
I have ONE.
So that’s it. Now, the rules. Respond and rework. Answer questions on your own blog. Replace one question.
Add one question.
Then tag 8 people.
I don't know that I can tag 8 people, I know a lot of people hate tags.
So, with the priviso you can refuse if you choose, I tag:
That seems to be 8.
If you dont care to do this, please, don't feel pressured.
Pink Floyd, Comfortably Numb.