holy touch

'My Mom, Agnes Johann, holding her great granddaughter, Nadia Jane Krenn" Photo taken by Jane H. Johann c.2009

‘My Mom, Agnes Johann, holding her great granddaughter, Nadia Jane Krenn” Photo taken by Jane H. Johann c.2009

holy hands of a mother…

delicately, the tender hands hold the newborn child

carefully, the hands prepare nourishing meals for this new life

hands so deftly created and styled

holy hands of the artist…

the fingers and thumb raise the clay

the palm of the hand cushions the brush’s handle

the movement of the arm controlling the pen for the day

holy hands of need…

 

hands grasping…looking for the steady confidence of friend

hands outstretched, seeking help

hands vulnerable, courageously seeking a mend

 

holy hands of friendship…

hands palms open, hands open for receiving

hands holding on to one another

hand saying hello and releasing

holy hands of love

hands expressing gentle acceptance

hands healing without reluctance

hands of love, gracious presence

"A Great Grandmother's Kiss" December 26, 2008. Photo credit: c. Jane H. Johann. 2008

“A Great Grandmother’s Kiss” December 26, 2008. Photo credit: c. Jane H. Johann. 2008

14 thoughts on “holy touch

  1. Mari Gabrielson says:

    Absolutely beautiful.  I love the photos of your mom and Nadia.  How lovely and beautiful that you captured the love in the photos, and with your beautiful word pictures.

    Thanks, you make my world a better place.MariG

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Really, mothers are wonderful with their magic hands.

    Nadia is lucky to have been touched by an old hand.

    Bravo granny!!

    Liked by 2 people

  3. irinadim says:

    A most beautiful tribute to mothers and grandmothers. ❤

    Liked by 2 people

  4. bette910@aol.com says:

    wonderful tribute…

    Like

  5. Princess Aurora says:

    Absolutely precious. Touched my heart. what a fantastic age she reached!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. A kiss of a Great Granny
    Shall be told by the Mummy
    Blessed is the Daughter of the Granny
    Shiva

    Like

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s