Today I wished a helpful woman in a hijab a Happy Eid. (I’m not sure why I even thought it was Eid and I’m not sure adding a “happy” in front of it is a traditional greeting.) This fellow shopper smiled, said thank you, and about ten minutes later happily waved to me when we saw each other again in the parking lot. (I can only guess that she doesn’t get wished a happy holiday on the wrong date at a southeast Baltimore City Safeway all that often.)
This exchange caused a small we are the world moment and I thought about the metal art hamsa I had made. This is one of Three Stone Steps‘ most popular pieces, even from people who have no idea what it is. There’s a real universality about this amulet, and honestly, what is more human and welcoming than an out stretched hand?
This hamsa/hand of Fatima/hand of Miriam/hand of Mary and any hand of that I might have missed, can be hung as shown below or even with the fingers pointing skyward.
Have a happy weekend and/or whatever holiday it may or may not be!
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