Cold Hands, Warm Heart
8" by 10" oil on canvas board
My Mom used to say, "Cold Hands, Warm Heart." I've always been curious about the meaning of the phrase. I chose this title because of the sympathetic look, comforting gesture and need for mittens from one of the angels.
According to the American Heritage Dictionary:
"Not showing one's feelings does not signify lack of feeling. For example, 'He rarely sends flowers or anything, but he's a case of cold hands, warm heart.' Why a literally cold hand should indicate sympathy or affection is not really clear, but this expression has been used since the 1900s."