Miniatures for my maîtresse 8
in his Periodic System Levi is asking himself: “What could we do with our hands?” ‘In the Jewish community’, he writes, ‘only women can really use their hands. The men use their hands merely to write, after having used them to play, in their youth’. What can I ‘do with my hands’? Practice love, I hope – let the fingers stroke and roam, find all the orifices, make them move. Can there be a more satisfying, a more splendid handicraft than this one?
Sierksma, Haarlem 9.11/1989