Your hands tell a story

You can tell a lot about a person from their hands.  When I meet someone, it’s one of the first things I notice.  Their hands tell the story of life, of adventure, work, care and creativity.  Hands have the power to create and destroy, to harm and to heal, which makes them fascinating to study.  Each one has its own unique pattern, grain and features.  Here are some stunning examples of hands.  We use them so much for many mundane activities we often take their beauty and complexity for granted.  Take a moment to see what these hands say to you.
hands in marriage

hands in marriage (

Artist: Nycki Owen

Artist: Nycki Owen (

X-ray of healthy hand

X-ray of healthy hand (

Hand of Buddha

Hand of Buddha (

Michelangelo: Hands of G-d and Adam

Michelangelo: Hands of G-d and Adam(

Henna Hands

Henna Hands (

Ancient cave paintings - Santa Cruz, Argentina

Ancient cave paintings - Santa Cruz, Argentina (wikipedia)

Helping hand

Helping hand (

In prayer

In prayer ( click picture to link direct

There is a giant sculpted hand on the Pan-Pacific Highway in Chile.  It is in the Atacama Desert, one of the driest places on earth.  In the desert and the dust, this hand marks the landscape.

Photo: Elizabeth Southey

Photo: Elizabeth Southey (

The artist behind the hand is Chilean sculptor Mario Irarrazabal and was constructed 1100 metres above sea level.   It stands 11 metres high and was inaugurated on March 28, 1992.

Atacama Desert Hand - Chile

Atacama Desert Hand - Chile (

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4 thoughts on “Your hands tell a story

  1. M.P. says:

    Fabulous!! I loved all of the images. Thank you for gathering them together in one place!

  2. originalbeauty says:

    Glad you liked them!!

  3. jefff says:


  4. Robert says:

    Great Pics!
    Robert N Tennessee

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