a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Saturday, September 3, 2011

The Hands That Rock Our World...

A picture taken by accident is my inspiration.  This is my oldest sister's hand, while working in the garden.  First a child, then a teacher and now retired.  She is our teacher, our matriarch and our treasure.  Marcy's hands hold the camera.
It is these hands that preserve our food,
and shell the peas.
These hands spoil my grandchildren,
encourage them to explore,
and make them smile.
These hands hold a dragonfly
until its wings dry from the rain.

They nurture us,
and every creature here...
Marcy's hands.

24 comments:

Sue said...

What a wonderful person she must be. I love the pictures of her capable, hard-working, loving and nurturing hands.

=)

EmptyNester said...

You have such an amazing way with words! Wow.

Knotty Dogs said...

I agree. Wow, is right!

Lynne said...

Love the hand reflection. . . .

Somewhere in my "stuff" from my working days I have a piece, (reflection) on HANDS. I will see if I can dig it up, (find it,) make a copy and send your way.

Please don't hold your breath. At this point I am not sure where to start looking.
SMILE

Country Gal said...

A truely remarkable women ! Lovely post and photos! Have a wonderful eve ladies!

Linda in New Mexico said...

Beautiful hands bestowing love and life on a whole family....blessed hands. Blessed family.
Oma Linda

Nora said...

A wonderful tribute to Marcy and well deserved, I'm sure. Her hands look like they've seen a lot of life.

labbie1 said...

Great tribute! I can't believe she got a dragonfly to sit still that long! Wonderful picture!

Dreaming said...

How touching. What a wonderful tribute. How wonderful to have sisters that cherish each other.

Bandhura said...

Gail, something tells me that you also have very similar hands! ;)

Judy said...

Important hands...

carolina nana said...

WHAT A WONDERFUL TREASURE YOU HAVE IN YOUR OLDER SISTER. I ALWAYS WANTED A SISTER BUT GOT 2 BROTHERS INSTEAD.
MARCY SOUNDS SO GREAT,WISH WE LIVED CLOSER SO I COULD BORROW HER SOME TIME !!!
BLESSINGS
MARILYN

Farm Girl said...

How mice, you have a treasure!

Jules said...

Those are some mighty big, beautiful hands you describe there my friend. You know it took a great set to write that too, don't ya?! :)
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

MamaTea said...

Fabulous, beautiful, hardworking yet gentle hands. The best there can be! I bet yours are much the same, Gail. :) Great post!

Michaele said...

How beautiful is that?! I love that you love your sister and that she loves you back so much.

ellen abbott said...

Women are so under appreciated in this (still) male dominated world. Women hold it all together.

LindaG said...

Beautiful post. ♥

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

A lovely and loving tribute to your sister. She certainly sounds like a gem. :)

DesertHen said...

I think beautiful, magical hands run in your family!

Pat said...

This is so beautiful. What a wonderful dedication to your sister!

Josie Two Shoes said...

This was beautiful, Gail! Your love and admiration for your sister shines in every word and photo. I'm betting she feels the same toward you!

oldegg said...

It is always a delight to meet someone so comfortable with being alive and melding into the whole world whether of her own kind or every other living creature. When I was small I had an aunt too like this. Great post.

Brenda Youngerman said...

What a wonderful commentary on your world and your sister!

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