Thursday, 3 February 2011

old hands

liver spotted skin and jagged joints, responding slow to will, yet sometimes when the mind’s mislaid, remembering the shape of former skill



  1. That is melancholically beautiful. It brings to mind a conversation Gran and I had (while sitting in the pub naturally) that although we think it is our eyes which see the most in our lives our hands see more and sub-consciously than even our eyes, which when you think of all our hands do makes alot of sense.

  2. Thank you. I was thinking about the way that people can still knit, for example, (or make rugs) even when their thinking is muddled their hands remember what to do.