100/100 CHALLENGE 87: Who’s stolen my hands?

Day 87

Who’s stolen my hands? Who’s given me these other hands with big thick fingers, joints and knuckles? My fingers used to be long and slim! These thumbs are thick and stumpy with bony knobbly joints. My nails are oval, these nails are almost round, with no half-moons except upon the thumbs.
I used to like my hands, they were nice hands even though the backs had veins and tendons standing up.
I turn these hands over, and now they almost look like my hands, with square palms, familiar lines and marks… but those knobby thumbs…
Who has stolen my hands?

April 30th 2021 would’ve been Captain Tom Moore’s 101st birthday; in recognition and in remembrance of his achievement, a new challenge was announced by his family. They challenged ordinary folk to complete a hundred somethings to raise more funds for The Captain Tom Foundation – ‘whether you bake 100 cupcakes or walk 100 laps – help celebrate Captain Tom’s achievements.’ The official ‘Captain Tom 100’ has now finished, but I’ve challenged myself to write a 100 word blog each day for 100 days. I started on May 1st and when I complete my task, I’ll donate £100 to his Foundation.


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