This week’s photo challenge is another stellar one: Hands. There are so many amazing things we do with our hands that it was hard for me to decide. We use our hands to love, to help, to survive, to live, to explore, to create and to feel.
I thought back over my photo collection and here are the themes I wanted to focus on.
I spent a week volunteering at a beautiful nursing home in Cartago, Costa Rica where I worked a lot with my hands helping the residents create, read, draw, dance and eat.
Here are some of my favorites.
Hands are a way to touch each other and feel each other’s warmth. After an amazing, inspirational week volunteering in Morocco our lovely hostess Khadija spent an hour delicately painting rusty-red henna on my arms and legs. The artwork was a masterpiece in itself and I felt honored to have her hand-paint my hand.
The night before we left Costa Rica, all seven volunteers got to leave their mark on the volunteer Home Base by painting their handprints with an inspirational saying alongside. Here are some of my favorites that have kept with me over the years (the last one is mine).
Holding the hand of someone you love or the hand of a child can be the best thing our hands can ever be used for. To love. Grandma’s hand is always best.
There isn’t much better than this….
Here is my entry. To check out more, click here.