From birth till death, our hands are, almost, never still; except for some rest during sleep.
Legs, arms, shoulders, feet and other parts of the body tire with sustained activity. But not often do we complain about tired hands. Their strength is amazing.
Hands can substitute for eyes. A blind person can use the hand to read. A deaf person could communicate by using sign language.
Structurally, hands are the most intricate components of the body. In no other part of the body is so much machinery packed; 8 wrist bones, 5 bones in the palm, 14 in the digits. A total of 27.
|Illustration by LadyOfHats|