A Show of Hands: Heal

When my daughter was three, she went through a ‘Band-Aid’ phase.  Every day she would complain of a new boo-boo.  Some were tiny scratches or paper cuts.  Most were not visible to the human eye, and one was even a freckle.  Still, she always insisted on a Band-Aid.  She was somehow comforted by the magical healing effects of a colorful bandage.  While the phase didn’t last long, it serves as a reminder, even today, that our hands can heal—whether the hurt is imagined or real.

“Heal”–Graphite and Watercolor


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2 thoughts on “A Show of Hands: Heal

  1. diahannreyes says:

    This image makes me think of my grandmother and her “healing hands.” She’d always make me “better” when I was sick. I was convinced it was all in her touch! Love the reminder that hands, which have been known to do much, including cause harm, can be wonderful conduits of healing.

    • I really do believe hands can heal. My massage therapist does some ‘energy’ healing things when she works on me and it’s like magic. Maybe it’s all in my mind, but either way, I always feel like new after she works on me! 🙂

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