Three Generations of Creative Hands
My mother and I do not look alike. She is tiny and straight shaped. I am tall and curvy. She is light; light skin, light red hair, see-through eyes. I am dark haired, dark eyed. She has thick wavy hair. I have fine, pin-straight hair. We have the same face shape- I inherited the strong Irish chin - but most notably, we have the same feet and hands. It always seemed funny that I had such tiny hands and feet on my body. But I see her there, in my hands, and I have to remind myself that they are the hands of an artist, and that I can create my own beautiful life with them.