I’ve just completed reading my friend Renee Barnow’s Right-Line Blog post – “What Do Your Hands Say? What Does Your Voice Hold?”
Immediately, I imaged the photograph Sam took years ago of my hand lighting Hanukah Candles on the Menorah. I then I started recalling so many others of his wonderful black and white photos; so instead of a single comment on Renee’s post, I decided to create my own post in response.
Hand honors Ritual and Celebration of Light
Hands display art (here – sterling silver and ceramic rings made by me) while caressing Nature’s textures
In wonder and awe – hands caress pregnant belly and yet-to-be-born child
Future brother’s hand lifts maternity blouse, querying the future –
(To see more photos of young boys’ hands expressing love and togetherness, Sam’s Photos, click on a thumbnail and cycle through the enlargements)
Hand in Hand – Child and Man – Symbolizes Trust (Young boy’s hand in Sam’s – photo ©Sheila Finkelstein)
and, I was reminded of how often I use “hand” in language… “on the other hand”, “in my hands”, “hand-drawing” (in describing my photo/drawings)
Sporadically, I’ve been posting on this blog sharing some of my writing as examples of a pathway to healing. Today, I’m reminded though the words came, I am blessed to have the photos and the technical ability to share them with you also – photography and cycling through memories as another access to healing.