HAND MAIDEN TALE
 
"The hand is the visible part of the brain."
~Immanuel Kant
 
The human hand is an amorphic chameleon. As a tool for the human sentimentimage-6240078-10451141, it can express loveimage-6240078-10731106 or hate, acceptance or rejection, hospitality or hostility. It can kill and it can comfort. A hand can point you in the right directionimage-6240078-10731106 or the wrong. The human hand can shape your future and possibly even predict fateimage-6240078-10451141. The lines and wrinkles on the palm are your spiritual blueprintimage-6240078-10731106, fingerprints as signatures.
 
Although the images of gypsies and caravans are easy to 
conjureimage-6240078-10451141, the universal tradition of palm reading is believed to have originated in India. The art of palmistry has spread across cultures throughout history. The lawsimage-6240078-10731106 and practices of palm reading are inscribed in ancient Vedic scripts. Julius Caesar unveiled imposters and traitors by examining the palmsimage-6240078-10451141 of the suspect. Paintings of primitive human digits cover the walls of prehistoric caves. Think of the lines on your palms as intersecting highways carrying joysimage-6240078-10451141, sorrows, lovers, and teachers. Hands are one’s mapsimage-6240078-10731106 through life. Just as no ramble down the road most traveledimage-6240078-10451141 is the same, each hand, and each journeyimage-6240078-10731106, is unique and every one of us must follow his or her own line of destinyimage-6240078-10731106.
 

- Gina DellaGioia


 
2012