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A little less than a happy high
When you look at my hands, what do you see?
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cosmicserpent From: cosmicserpent Date: November 17th, 2003 11:26 am (UTC) (Link)
I see dead people. :/
komos From: komos Date: November 17th, 2003 11:27 am (UTC) (Link)
I wouldn't have it any other way. ;P
From: ex_cayetana730 Date: November 17th, 2003 12:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
I see things that make tasty beer.
And I assume, purty ceramic objects.
komos From: komos Date: November 17th, 2003 01:18 pm (UTC) (Link)

Simple is never easy.

It's funny.... most of the time, I don't feel particularly crafty. I have this sense that perhaps I should be doing something with my hands, but the potential there is only just barely tapped. I manage with the beer because it satisfies me creatively, provides an intellectual challenge, and gives an excuse to gather friends together. Pottery, I think, is a lot more personal and meditative. Something about the simplicity of both appeals to me.
mudguts From: mudguts Date: November 17th, 2003 12:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
komos From: komos Date: November 17th, 2003 01:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
Certainly on Saturday, though I like to think I got mostly clean before we did the bottling of the Pabst Blue Chicken.
mudguts From: mudguts Date: November 18th, 2003 08:10 am (UTC) (Link)

my hands are still grubby and my knuckles skinned.

wisdom_seeker From: wisdom_seeker Date: November 17th, 2003 01:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
Strength. Gentleness. Ability. Tenacity.
komos From: komos Date: November 17th, 2003 02:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
Curious. Do you think you can see fear and heistance in a person's hands? Do you think it's possible for you to set aside your preconceptions and see them in mine?

It's an odd thing going through my head right now.
wisdom_seeker From: wisdom_seeker Date: November 18th, 2003 07:48 am (UTC) (Link)
Yes, I can see hesitance and fear as well. They are not incompatible with what I already said that I see. They are just not what springs to mind when asked to answer this question because I have seen you surmount them. You hesitate, you fear, and then you show the traits I listed when you continue to feel fear and hesitation and yet dare to do things with your hands. Your pottery, your cooking, these things show the multifacetedness of your hands, of you.
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komos From: komos Date: November 17th, 2003 02:30 pm (UTC) (Link)

I've got to follow up...

I know what you mean. There's a subtle grace that can be found there that's very expressive of the person. Eyes may be the window to the soul, but I think that the spirit finds voice in a person's hands.

That said, have you taken a look at mine? Share?
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komos From: komos Date: November 17th, 2003 02:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
Bummer. I was hoping to end my day on a high note. ;P

On another matter entirely, you'll let me know about possible times for Country Life?
wildflowersoul From: wildflowersoul Date: November 17th, 2003 04:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
My brain just exploded trying to answer this. My first thought was to yell "chicken!," then "beer!." My next inclination was to say big but gentle, but that sounds dirrrrrty.
komos From: komos Date: November 18th, 2003 05:59 am (UTC) (Link)
My first thought in return was, "But you always say 'chicken!'" Then I remembered that you really like chicken, and that was kind of groovy.

I was also puzzling over "dirrrrrty". I tried rolling the R's, but it just sounded like a sickly carburator.
dirtymikesell From: dirtymikesell Date: November 18th, 2003 06:26 am (UTC) (Link)

I'll say it casue it sounds like me.

Big and gentle and full of love. That's why the cookies, beer and chicken taste oh so good!

Your hands say you are a good man.
From: uruz Date: November 17th, 2003 08:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ham-like fists with kung-fu action!
komos From: komos Date: November 18th, 2003 06:01 am (UTC) (Link)
Ah, but are they righteous fists of fury, or do I just have some sort of kung fu grip action*?

*Which may be righteous in and of itself, assuming I were playing the whole action figure angle.
From: uruz Date: November 18th, 2003 06:05 am (UTC) (Link)
I wouldn't know about your kung-fu grip. ;) But you, sir, *are* righteous.
clayrobeson From: clayrobeson Date: November 17th, 2003 10:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
Strenght of spirit. Friendship. Warmth.
komos From: komos Date: November 18th, 2003 06:06 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks... I'll have to try to live up to it.

Oh, and random bit... you must read Tim Powers Drawing of the Dark. c_m_i pointed me to this fantasy about a beer that is the spirit of European civilization. I've barely hit chapter 3 and have become completely engrossed.
From: skygoodwill Date: November 18th, 2003 10:31 am (UTC) (Link)
Yesterday, when I read the question posed I saw:
Your hands open, presented, palms up. They were empty at first glance, with many many lines, denoting many lives lived, much intricate experience. An old soul. Your nails, spatulate.

Then something appeared in your left hand, in the center, on the palm.

I can ask your hands now, what it would like to be doing, if you wish?
I see an old-fashioned quill. I see pottery clay, and scultping clay. I see something more intimate. I see climbing a rope on a tall ship to the mast, or simply to hoist the sails. I see gently touching hair. I see flipping a beer bottle cap. I see holding a beer bottle to one's mouth. And it goes on.

The quality/character of the hand tells me, it is masterful but guilt-ridden with unmet potential and worry. It is panicked, yet stable. Your hands are your friends, and comfort you. And you are shy. Because your hands belie your truth you hide, and you likely keep your hands close to your body in company.

I can ask your hands what they don't like, If you wish?
I see wringing out wet laundry and hanging them up. Darkness. Having to block fists. Cleaning gross stuff off the floor. Digging holes. (I have no idea why...): Giving a ticket for a ferris ride, ice cream cone dripping over fingers and having to lick them in public, and it goes on.

Your hands like handshakes, but prefer a society where giving a hug in greeting is the norm.
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