Anybody need an extra hand?
At any rate, I find myself quite busy these days and not able to do much reflecting, and hence not much writing. This can't go on for long (I need to reflect, or things really get out of whack) but in the meantime, here's an extra hand.
It happens to belong to a statue of Pocahontas at Jamestown, the Virginia settlement of 1607 just a few miles from here. Pocahontas was the daughter of Chief Powhatan of the Matoaka tribe. You can read her story (the actual one, not the Disney version) here.
The rest of the statue is that green that bronze turns when exposed to the elements, but both of her hands are shiny bronze like this. I guess a lot of people touch her hands. Which is nice.