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The Praying Hands Story in English

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The Praying Hands Story

The Praying Hands Story

In the fifteenth century, in a small village near Nuremberg, there lived a family with eighteen children. eighteen! To put food on the table for his large family, the father, a goldsmith by profession, worked about eighteen hours a day at his shop and at any other paying job he could find in the neighborhood. Despite their hopeless situation, the two eldest children dreamed of a dream. They both wanted to pursue their talents in the arts, but they were well aware that their father would never be financially able to send either of them to Nuremberg to study at the Academy.

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After several long discussions at night on their crowded beds, the two boys finally come to an agreement. They will toss a coin. The loser would go to the nearby mines and use his earnings to help his brother while he studied at the academy. The winner of the toss will be the first to attend the academy and complete his studies. Once the first winner of the toss completes his studies, he will help the other brother attend the academy and support him financially by selling art or working in the mines if necessary.

He tossed a coin after church on Sunday morning. One of the brothers, Albrecht Dürer, won the toss and went to Nuremberg. Albert, the other brother, went to work in the mines and for the next four years financed his brother, whose work at the Academy was almost an instant sensation. Albrecht’s engravings, his woodcuts and his oils were far superior to those of most of his professors. By the time he graduated, he began receiving substantial fees for his commissioned works.

When the young artist returned to his village, the Dürer family held a festive dinner on their lawn to celebrate Albrecht’s triumphant homecoming. After a long and memorable meal, accompanied by music and laughter, Albrecht rose from his honored place at the head of the table and raised a toast to his beloved brother for the years of sacrifice that had enabled Albrecht to fulfill his ambition. His closing words were, “And now, Albert, my blessed brother, it is your turn. Now you can go to Nuremberg to fulfill your dream and I will take care of you.

Everyone’s heads turned anxiously toward the far end of the table, where Albert sat, tears streaming down his pale face, shaking his lowered head back and forth as he sobbed.

Finally, Albert got up and wiped the tears from his cheeks. He glanced down from the long table at the faces he admired, and then, placing his hand near his right cheek, he said softly, “No, brother. I can’t go to Nuremberg. It’s too late for me. Look what four years in the mines have done to my hands! The bones of every finger have been broken at least once, and lately, I have been suffering from arthritis in my right hand so badly that I can’t even hold a glass to back your toast, on parchment or canvas. Forget about drawing delicate lines with a pen or brush. My brother, it is too late for me.”

More than 450 years have passed. By now, hundreds of Albrecht Dürer’s masterful drawings, pen-and-silver-point drawings, watercolors, charcoals, woodcuts, and copper engravings hang in every great museum in the world, but chances are pretty good that you, like most people, Only one of Albrecht Dürer’s works is familiar. Apart from just being familiar with it, you must have a replica of it hanging in your home or office.

One day, to pay tribute to Albert for the sacrifice he had made, Albrecht Dürer painstakingly recreated his brother’s abused hands by joining the palms and stretching the thin fingers towards the sky. He called his powerful drawing simply “Hands,” but the whole world almost immediately opened their hearts to his magnum opus and named it “Praying Hands” in tribute of his love.

Moral Story:- The next time you see a copy of that poignant piece, look again. Remember the sacrifices others may have made for your success in life. Always respect them and take care of them because whatever they could do for themselves, they did it for your happiness.

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