Tuesday, July 22, 2008

A Grandmother's Hands Revisited - Leona

I appreciated Donna's story about her hands. Mine look more like my
Grandmother's all of the time. I not only have the huge blue snake-
like veins, but I have brown freckles that are expanding into what
some have called "age spots." If I think about it too much I could
really feel embarrassed and depressed.

But recently I went to the zoo with my grandson and found my Grandma hands to be appendages of quiet and wonder. By staying very, very still and holding my hand quietly in front of him, a beautiful butterfly found a spot to visit. Neither my grandson nor the colorful butterfly cared about these tell-tale signs of age. In fact, my hand became a launch pad for an exquisite experience!

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