CFFC: Busy Hands

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week has the theme of HANDS. Looking through my photos, I found hands in various positions and engaging in various tasks – hands are seldom idle!

Some hands are meant to scare…
20181012_160734
like on Halloween!
20181029_162158
Sometimes hands are helpful, pointing out things of interest…
20181229_144638d
Hands demonstrate how to make things…
20190103_151916
like this man showing us how to make papyrus. He owns a shop that sells paintings made on papyrus “paper.”
20190103_151939.jpg
Some hands have painted fingernails.
20190103_152037.jpg
Hands can be used as perspective to show how (in this case) deeply ancient Egyptians carved their images in rock.
20181226_153526.jpg
Little hands are very busy! My grand-niece makes “buttered popcorn bagels”…
buttered-popcorn-bagel-frances-age-4.jpg
A 4-year old’s hands are always busy exploring! Here my grand-niece (the same one) tried on some big yellow gloves and held something in one of them.
facebook_1555731107462.jpg
Sometimes to get a photo of the inside of a flower, I have to hold it up…
20190428_151916_001
Hands can spoil your photo when they reach up to take a photo and their shadow falls on your subject!
20190115_134626 (2)
Sometimes hands are used for sacred acts…
such as prayer;
20190330_184723 (2)
or when Mary Magdalene touched Jesus’ robe and felt the power of his spirit;
20190109_161850 (3)
or when a man’s hands protected the children of the Warsaw Ghetto, while their hands could do nothing in their sadness and fear but hang at their sides.
20190115_164119bm
Hands are essential in the evolution of the human species: they grasp tools, they work, they perform intricate surgery, they play music, they embrace, they pet animals*, they are used to show emotion, or to use sign language – they are used in all kinds of expression and communication. Without the development of our hands, we would not have evolved into who we are today.

*I wanted to include photos of hands petting my cat, Hazel, but she jumped on my computer, which I took to mean that I will have to create a separate post on my cat-centered blog of hands petting her!

4 thoughts on “CFFC: Busy Hands

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s