My Father's Hands
I was a little girl, I marveled at what my
father's hands could do. They fixed broken toys,
wiped away tears, and tapped out the rhythm of
our favorite song. I wasn't sure what his hands
did at work, but I just knew that they were
father is almost 89 years old. His hands bear
markings of a life-time of hard work: a scar
here, a callous there-all blending together to
build the landscape of my father's hands.
he retired in his late 70's, my father's hands
became less busy. He continued to work around
the house but he was restless. He needed
something meaningful to do with his hands.
few years ago, we came across a photo of a snow
man and dog carved after a blizzard in the
1940's. What struck me about those images was
the detail in their forms. They looked like
statues you'd find in a museum. What was more
amazing was that my father's hands had created
them. My father was an artist!
since that revelation, we provide dad with a
steady supply of art projects, including paints,
brushes, and paper. After learning about the
Michelangelo Method, I now realize that we are
supporting his passion for art.
father's hands now spend hours on challenging
projects, including paintings and
three-dimensional artwork. His latest
masterpiece was the restoration of a
weather-beaten religious statue. Dad saw beauty
beyond its chipped and faded lines. He used his
hands to breath new life into its
passions and talents lie deep within you? What
do you see when you look at your hands? Do they
reflect the life you truly want or do they
reflect only part of that life?
never too late to find your life's passions.
Take a few minutes now and really look at your
imagine the extraordinary life that they can
build for you.
Rosanne Scriffignano is a Certified
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