Statue’s Hand

Statue’s Hand | Odessa, WA | June 2019

Hands tell tales. Their age spots, large veins, calloused fingers and folds of skin chronicle our triumphs and failures. More than faces, which can be creamed and tightened, hands hold evidence of life lived. In the grip of struggle; in the clutch of love. A placard in the waiting room of a New Orleans’ fortune teller sums it up: “Past and future are in the palm of your hand.”

[Photo shows the worn right hand of Our Lady of the Harvest at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Odessa.]