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.