|A Show of Hands
I recently won a lovely prize.
A package full of Hands.
There was another little treasure in the parcel as well - which arrived incidentally on Christmas week, beautifully wrapped - did I say that I love presents?
It was from the lovely Deborah at Temenos of the Blessing Light Blog, which is one of my favourites to read on a regular basis - full of wisdom of the ages mixed with humour. And Deborah has a great love of treasures.
This package held such a trove of delights - lots of tiny hands, one that looks like it comes from Bali, a Hamsa from Israel, a chart on reading the lines of the hand and a book on sign language... so many aspects of hands. I love it.
And it came at a perfect time - when I was feeling a bit swamped. So I've christened these my helping hands. And they're making me feel helped everytime I look at them. More in control. They have a calming influence and bring a smile to my face. They still haven't all found homes, but that'll come in its own good time. Thank you so much Deborah :)
|A bit of palm reading anyone?
The only problem is I can't find it, cos I was showing it to someone else and now it has vanished - it'll be somewhere safe I know, but it's in that safe place which may take a while to locate.
|The language of the hands
My husband has a theory about 'things'. You know - the things that you simply can't come out of a shop without? ... that your life won't be the same without? Well he reckons that by the time he (that should read I in his mind) get them home, the 'things' have turned to 'stuff' and before very long it has turned to 'junk' !!! I have tried very hard to educate him, but it's not working and I end up going through mad rushes of chucking stuff out - at times I have to agree with him ... only at times, mind you!
However, Deborah has a totally different view and she has given me the language to be able to defend my 'stuff' lol
How about you?
Are you a minimalist? Or is your house packed with little treasures?