Monday, 30 March 2009

Can thinking take this gift into his hands, that is, take it to heart?

from Heidegger

Kindness in words creates confidence.

Kindness in thinking creates profoundness.

Kindness in giving creates love.

Lao Tzu


  1. Image faut dire qu'il est d'une simplicité mains qui cache de nombreux symboles, j'en dit pas plus.

  2. This picture... it almost seems biblical, like the hands of a god reaching down with the blessings of fruit. (quite unlike another,more sinister, hand of god...)

  3. merci allan, de comprendre.

  4. zuma, hi :-)

    yes, I have thought about that too...

  5. mmmm, trauben, thank you.

  6. i love hands! and these are so gentle, and the poem seems to speak from within the picture...

  7. I did not know either of those quotes. Now I do and that has enriched me. Thanks.

  8. I am so drunk
    I have lost the way in
    and the way out.
    I have lost the earth, the moon, and the sky.
    Don't put another cup of wine in my hand,
    pour it in my mouth,
    for I have lost the way to my mouth.

    Rumi, tr. Shahram Shiva

  9. Actually those couple of smart people already identified all the essence in life far long long ago before Christ so that we don't need to dig anymore but just practicing.. though cold-blooded science, techology and capitalism of today put the things less and less value..
    Your photo has all time rich & mythical context to ponder.. muchas gracias!

  10. o separare mai ,,clara'',fata de fundal, a miinilor cred ca ii sporea valoarea!

  11. faina compozitie,
    delicate degete!

  12. Gorgeous...but I have a fetish for lovely hands with long, gorgeous fingers

  13. Manuela, your words always bring joy to my heart.

    thank you for telling me this, Dave. the Heidegger quote is very much out of the context (he is trying to relate hands to thinking and going from there to the essential aspect of our humanity), but I liked it so.


  14. hi Peter, if 'just practicing' would be so easy... thank you for seeing the mythical context.

    iosig bogdan, de fapt era o imagine color din care am luat doar asta, poate ca este mai clara diferenta in varianta color :-)

    Marius, nimeni nu poate rezista in fata unor degete delicate, dupa cum se vede din comentarii :-)

    sz, who doesn't? :-) (more such fingers right now :-)

  15. beautiful hands

    are words hands, givers, takers?

  16. mansuetude, it seems as if we are really talking, being both online and writing and answering at the same time :-)

    it is a great question and it actually goes in the same direction with Heidegger's attempt to link hands and language as attributes of our humanity.