A Hand from: Mansoura


“J’ai l’impression que depuis le début du confinement mes mains vieillissent très vite. Je me dis que c’est parce que elles n’ont pas l’occasion de toucher d’autres mains ou de prendre des gens dans mes bras. Moi qui viens de TOULOUSE c’est très particulier car on a la réputation d’être tactile. On touche souvent les gens mais bien sûr de manière bienveillante. Alors je me dis que mes mains vont retrouver leur jeunesse après le confinement ou en tout cas j’espère juste pouvoir continuer à faire comme avant et prendre les gens que j’aime dans mes bras.”

I have the impression that from the start of confinement my hands are aging very quickly. I tell myself that it’s because they don’t have the opportunity to touch other hands or take people in my arms. I come from Toulouse (France), a particular place, where we have a reputation for being tactile. We often touch people but of course in a caring way. So I tell myself that my hands will regain their youth after confinement or in any case I just hope I can continue to do as before and take the people I love in my arms.

(Translated by Sophie L Thunberg)


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(Saint Alban des Villards, France)

Some music Mansoura is listening to right now:

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