26 February 2012

this hand is your hand

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our hands are pretty amazing. they can fix, we can fill them. carry a load. hold. push a button. cradle a spoon. wave a firecracker. keep something safe, or dry, or warm; they can be warmed themselves. hands can pray. or clap. or crack. or tighten or flex. or point. or celebrate or wave or rub a back or pinch a cheek. or dig, or bury, or unearth.

our hands help us be what we are and become what we're not. i like to think this is where we start—there's a little slice of the universe, with all its realities, its magic, its possibilities, in each of our hands.

26 comments:

  1. beautifully said, we often tend to forget about simple things such as how useful and valuable our hands are.

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  2. ooh, I can comment now! This is gorgeous, wonderful, lovely, powerful, thought-provoking, and my favorite post you've ever done. So beautiful!

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  3. GORGEOUS! Everything. Your words, the pictures, hands. :) Love it, Bridget!

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  4. What gorgeous photos!

    http://sandra-thepuzzleofmylife.blogspot.com

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  5. this is such a lovely post! i love the first image and the photo of the books


    raspberrykitsch.blogspot.com

    xx

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  6. Just found your blog from Gentri Lee & we're now following! Love these photos & your message about hands. It's so true!

    Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

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  7. Just found your blog and absolutley love it!

    This post is so inspiring and I like to think we have a little bit of of the universe that we can change in our hands too :)

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  8. wow!!! I am in LOVE with your blog!!<3

    You KNOW I'm following now ;) follow ME?!

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  9. I just found your blog through Gentri and your pictures and whole blog are amazing! I can't wait to read more. :)

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  10. found you via gentri! i am stoked to find another Colorado blogger. (i am from Littleton!) Love this blog!

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  11. you are so cute!! I am loving your blog!!!! found you from Gentri Lee!

    xo
    Classic & Bubbly

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  12. I'm so inspired by your story about you & your husband and how positive you two are about life in general! I found you through Gentri's blog today. Truly excited to be a new follower. Positivity is what my company (www.myRemedydesign.com) is all about & I LOVE getting to know other people feel the same way.
    xx. Jillian
    boyishchic.blogspot.com

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  13. you are adorable. thanking gentri lee for introducing you to me!!

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  14. Loving your blog, lady. :) Following along.

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  15. Love these pictures!! I'm so glad Gentri featured you as her blogger of the week. You seem so sweet : )

    New friend!!

    mybillie.blogspot.com

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  16. love all these shots, great point of view!

    brittany

    prettylittlevintage

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  17. Lovely pictures! Your blog is really lovely.

    http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com/

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  18. Beautiful pictures and writing. I love your blog, I'm definitely your newest follower :)

    --Amanda
    http://anthropomorphity.blogspot.com/

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  19. I love your writing and photography, as always. This conceptual view of hands is simply wonderful!

    xx paige

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  20. these photos are so, so lovely. I love how soft they feel.

    And I love cs. Lewis and especially screwtape letters and I have that same mug but with a 'j'

    You are sweet :)

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  21. Just found your blog and fell in love with the photos. You're very talented. I see one of the books is Steinbeck. It stands out since I live in Steinbeck country. I'm a new follower. ^_^

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  22. This is such a beautiful little collection of photos. Hands are so lovley...I kinda have a thing for them.

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  23. amazing photos! i love each and every one of them. you have such a cute style. love your blog and i'm a new follower!

    www.thedailyeverythings.blogspot.com

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  24. Your blog is SO adorable! =) I am a new follower =)
    Love it!
    Glad I found you today!
    Much Love,
    L

    (allglorious-within.blogspot.com)

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  25. you definitely have some great looking hands ;)
    honestly, you guys are just too adorable! and i love all of these images. so creative!
    xo TJ

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