Corner View: Hands

>> Wednesday, March 6, 2013



My grandpa and grandma's hands.

When I saw today's corner view topic I immediately remembered this picture.  My grandpa has darker, tough manly hands that have managed construction projects on many famous monuments in Kiev.  My grandma's hands were soft with almost translucent skin.  (She passed away a few years ago.)  There was also a secret to my grandma's hands, they were magical.  No really.  She could place her hand on your forehead and your headache would go away.  She literally could heal with her hands.  Later in life when she lived in NY, it was medically confirmed that my grandma's hands had a very high biosphere, or energy field.

The whole family was of course very excited to hear such confirmation by medical doctors of something that we all knew about grandma.  We asked if that's something one is born with...  something divine.  Doctor  was equally puzzled.  And indeed it's a good question.  Was my grandma really born with a heightened energy field or did it grow overtime because all her life she laid hands on people really wanting and wishing that their pains would go away?  To me of course my grandma always has been and will be remembered as completely magical!

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20 comments:

Menthe Blanche March 6, 2013 at 11:52 AM  

I like your memories about your grandma's hands. Beautiful, a bit mysterious and magical too!

Francesca March 6, 2013 at 1:27 PM  

What a nice thing for a child to have a magical grandmother! I believe she was magical: trust and hope can work magic!
PS I somehow landed on your Blogger profile, and your profession made me smile :)

simply bev March 6, 2013 at 4:18 PM  

Thank you for sharing your memories of your grandma. How lucky you are to have had a magical grandma in your life!

Cole March 6, 2013 at 4:29 PM  

That's amazing! I wonder if it is a gift you'll find passed on!

Ale March 6, 2013 at 4:57 PM  

thanks ladies! I hope, I hope Cole!

J {*sparklingly} March 6, 2013 at 5:38 PM  

Wow—I love that the medical community (especially of NYC!) recognized the innate energy and power that your grandma commanded through her hands. Lovely post :).

alexis March 6, 2013 at 7:45 PM  

awww, that's a lovely story. :) It is sad to miss the ones we love, we must make due with the memories we have of them.
Maybe you start training now and you'll have magical hands for your grandchildren.

sidetable March 6, 2013 at 7:46 PM  

Your story is beautiful!

Bonnie March 6, 2013 at 9:29 PM  

wow. that is an incredible story. your grandma must have been an amazing woman.

Heather March 6, 2013 at 11:48 PM  

Great photo and story!

jgy March 7, 2013 at 3:25 AM  

Beautiful way to share story of your grandparents through their hands..
I love hearing about your grandmother and her healing hands.
I feel a connection too in that I use my hands for healing, and have trained in recent years in energy work and through meditation more and more energy I receive thru my hands. I can feel the healing and meditative quality of your grandma from reading your words.
This week I wanted to tell my `hands` story but its been such an evolving process that when it came to write the post I choose a different angle to post. Also my hands hurt when I spend too much time on the keyboard! So the story is too long to write, and lately they just want to be moving about in connection with the universe!!
Thanks for sharing yours.

likeschocolate March 7, 2013 at 7:35 AM  

What a lovely memory of your grandparents! My grandmother had beautiful hands. They were tanned and slender. A total contrast to mine. I haven't liked my hands since my right hand was burnt as a child. I had a roasted marshmallow drop on my hand at a campout and it scarred my knuckle, and from that moment on I knew my career as a princess was over. Very silly isn't it! Thank you for sharing your story today.

ibb March 7, 2013 at 9:47 AM  

Lovely memories...
And beautiful photo. Hands are so special.

Theresa March 7, 2013 at 11:47 AM  

That's really special.

Ale March 7, 2013 at 12:40 PM  

Thanks everyone for lovely comments..

J- those Brooklyn doctors, I would bet that every single medical school of thought is well represented in Brooklyn. Just give them your insurance card and they'll go to work :)

Ananda Mind+Body March 7, 2013 at 5:38 PM  

In some other cultures it would be called Reiki... we all have the power to do so... your grandma was super in tune... think about when you hurt yourself... often times the first thing you do is put your hands to it.

Ale March 7, 2013 at 6:37 PM  

Ananda- right on! I believe that too. You have to concentrate to make things happen. I'm concentrating on billions ;)

Guyana-Gyal March 9, 2013 at 12:34 AM  

Your grandma died, oh no. I remember posts from way back about her. She was delightful.

I think some people are born with a gift to heal, or to 'see' things before they happen.

I have friends from the Ukraine :-)

ali khan April 18, 2013 at 2:07 PM  

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