Monday, February 15, 2016

The Power in Hands

I have painted hands in this world...

and from that world, 

On my recent birthday, I spent some time looking at my hands.  Old lady hands now. Not like they were when I first began working as a visual artist. And then I looked more closely.

These hands have a wisdom born of hundreds of  drum making hours of steady attention.

They can maintain a tension from the feel of the pull that goes beyond thinking.


The size and span of my fingers are my measuring tools.

And age has become the gift of patience. 

I am seeing there is beauty in more than the Oracle cards made.

And in more than the making.

Say a prayer for the power in hands, and for their willingness to serve.