It’s a powerful little thing that digit of yours.
As it touches the things around you, its little tiny nerve endings are sending messages to your brain
The soup is hot , the ice cream is cold and so on
But then there’s so much more
The feel of the bark of a growing tree, rugged and rough but occasionally smoothed by moss clinging to it
The Soft feel of a warm woollen jumper on a winter’s morn, telling you this will keep you cosy in the wind
The icy feel of fresh water – travelling down a stream, as it cascades over your hands and through your fingers
The warm feel of a mug of warm soup or Hot Cocoa, a perfect way to conquer those winter blues.
And then there’s its power to communicate
A Wave, a Point, A gesture – and that’s even before we discuss the arts of writing or drawing – they are skills that develop through life, but can be mastered in simple ways through paper, pencils and paint (and perhaps, with help from mum and dad – a potato)
When five digits work together its known as The hand wave. Used as you spot a loved one at the station – saying “Hello, its great to see you”
The Pat on the Back – The Shake of the Hand – all signals to say to a friend “Well Done”
And then there’s the Hug – a big way for a little person to say ” I Love You, Mum and Dad”
And all the while it hasn’t said a word.
Even though its said thousands.