Life in the A-Frame

Life in the A-Frame

Friday, February 25, 2011

Photo Friday


If you don't already know about  Rebecca at http://zeahrenaissance.blogspot.com/ you might want to check out her blog. I think it is awesome. She hosts Foto Friday and this is my first opportunity to participate. I have shown these photos before, but they are some of my favorites. I was so glad to see that Rebecca's theme this week was "Hands". I teach a craft class at our local nursing home and one day I photographed closeups of their hands, so worn, aging, persistant, patient...symbolic of a lifetime of hard work.


  His hands are stiff and activities like this cause him pain but he comes to craft class every time. When he works on his crafts, he stops and helps others who can't see well or who have the use of only one hand.


These young hands belong to an aide who paused in her duties to help someone having trouble placing the flower petals on the pipe cleaner stem.


 Her hands are still very dexterous. She has no trouble manipulating the pieces of her flower craft.




She was a tailor for many, many years and she was also very dexterous at the time this picture was taken. The last 2 months, however, she did not participate and I could see a very marked decline. It is a reality that I have to face. It hurts to see them "wind down" but it is the way of life for all of us.

I lend my hands, and help them creatively pass the time. It gives them, and me-a time of fellowship and fun. It is a time to cherish....

11 comments:

Daisy said...

What a neat series of photos! They really tell a story. Also, what a kind and generous thing for you to do with your time. I'm sure the folks there really look forward to seeing you and spending time with you. Have a nice weekend!

Bonnie said...

I love that you have stories to go with these pictures, it makes them come alive!

Terri said...

Beautiful stories and pictures!

Jennifer said...

those are beautiful photis. thanks for sharing!

Full of Grace said...

That is so wonderful.. I loved reading about this part of your life and loved seeing the pics to go with the writing :)

Pam (Rose) Beeler said...

These are so beautiful ... the pictures and the words. I especially like the third one. What a gift you are!!

momawake said...

That third one brought tears to my eyes.

Rebecca said...

So glad to have you participating this week and I do hope you decide to join us again! (and thanks for the plug for my blog. I appreciate it!)

These are wonderful, made moreso by the story behind them.

...they call me mommy... said...

Love those photos & the stories!! Precious!

KathyB. said...

Hands are one of the most telling features we have. Hands and eyes. Wonderful and telling.How wonderful for them you are there with your hands to help their hands. Who is more blessed, you or them?

Heather said...

the experiences all those hands can tell. Beautiful.