In Praise of Hands
The aesthetics within....any kind of handiwork like sewing or carving or drawing soothes us. We concentrate on what we're doing. Thus the tension within is directed towards the fingertips and released.
hands can make thoughts come alive. Kant
called the hands "the visible part of the brain." The hands are the most active part of the body. When man began walking upright, the hands were no longer used to take us there but, instead, to bring there to here. You can walk to a tree. But you need your hands to get to its fruit. Hands give us the ability to manipulate that which is around us.
Women's hands, because of their delicate structure, are good at doing works of precision. Even though men's hands are stronger, women's hands are more active.
Hands represent the sense of touch.