It was only while going through my photo files that I realised how many pictures I’ve taken of childrens hands and feet. There is something about their chubby innocence. Like the hands and fingers haven’t had the opportunity to be tainted by the dirt and crud of the world. Their little feet with their This Little Pig toes have been too busy, learning the art of balance and motion to be lined and stained by hard paths walked.
Everything about them is beautiful and fresh.
The simplest action of picking something up or reaching out is mesmorising and as a rule engenders gasps of awe and pleasure from family and friends in the immediate vicinity.
We need to learn to keep that pleasure – when the hands lose their baby fat, the feet start to show the lines and scars from rocks and stones on the paths walked through life – because those hands and feet – they will continue to reach out and they will continue to walk – hopefully it’s towards you.