Friday, February 20, 2009
Hands link imagination to nature. The mind's designs would never be expressed without hands to shape stones, trees and other forms of nature into architecture and objects. Unless you are reading this in a completely wild place, every object in your surroundings was crafted, carried and placed by human hands. Look at all the things that are sized to fit the human hand—the keyboard I type upon, doorknobs, pens, drinking glasses, forks, spoons, wallets, toothbrushes, keys, musical instruments, tools for every type of work. Hands shaped every city you've ever visited, every article of clothing you've ever worn and every meal you've ever eaten. They've done this through their amazing ability to respond to the creative impulses coursing through the brain to the environment. Spend a day noticing the role hands, yours and others', play in shaping your world and you will discover of universe of creation.