Monday, September 3, 2012

Appeal to Heaven

Hands in cemeteries can mean many different things. For instance, the hand pointing upward suggests that the person's soul has risen to Heaven. The two hands clasped represent a marriage between the two people buried there. The sleeve on the left looks fuller and more feminine, while the hand on the right is gripping the other hand (a sign that the man in the head of household and in control; typical male dominated societal antics, even in death, sheesh!) and the sleeve is more close to the arm and masculine; that is how you can tell that the two hands are that of a husband and wife. 

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