I talk with my hands. I do – I’m very expressive when I’m talking . . my hands are always moving. Even when I’m on the phone and no one can see me – my hands are still going as I talk.

I never noticed it much before – until Chris brought it to my attention this morning. Then I became real conscience of it – and tried to stop. I can’t believe how stifled I felt by trying to keep my hands at my side as I talked. Claustrophobic, even! It a very short period of tim (ok – a few seconds ) my hands were moving again . . . even though I was trying to make a concerted effort not to move them as I talk.

I’ve since learned that it’s impossible for my hands to stay still while I’m talking. I guess it’s fine – as long as I don’t hit anyone.

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25 thoughts on “Hands”

  1. I talk with my hands too. When I was younger I was discouraged from doing it. Then I switched to talking with a finger. Now people enjoy my moving hands.

  2. Same thing here. I’m not nearly as bad as mrs. knight, who I can make almost silent by holding her hands if she starts talking. :mrgreen:

  3. That’s exactly what happened, astro! I didn’t move my hands. . . and my mouth didn’t move either.

    Hey… don’t anyone let Chris in on THAT secret!

  4. Jay I have gotten compliments as well. Astro- be good! But my husband tried that and I could not concentrate to speak! Ugh what a mess:smile:

  5. I don’t move my hands, but I pace like there is no tomorrow… I even insisted on a tile pattern in the kitchen so that I could follow it while I talk….

  6. Girl, you must be a latino, or at least your roots were Italian or Spanish. Don’t bother, I like it. For sure you must be spicy.

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