Once again I am overwhelmed by the picures and words from Steve McCurry! I just must share!
Originally posted on Steve McCurry's Blog:
Behold the hands
how they promise, conjure, appeal, menace, pray, supplicate,
refuse, beckon, interrogate, admire, confess, cringe, instruct, command,
mock and what not besides, with a variation and multiplication of
variation which makes the tongue envious.
– Michel de Montaigne
The hands which beckon,
embrace, soothe, and comfort us
Bid us farewell.
Hands calm us, feed us, and scratch our backs.
They intimidate, bless, encourage, and stop us. They soothe and caress.
They draw our attention to the good and the bad, often suggesting exuberance or fear.
- Charles Flowers introduction to Elliott Erwitt’s Handbook
Our hands often reveal what we really think but do not say.
They can show a range of feelings and emotions from confusion and frustration
to joy, understanding, love, and compassion.
Let us touch the…
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