A few nights ago, a friend and I were signing. Of course, we were talking about love. As we did, she signed this. I had never seen this sign before. I had to ask her what it meant. She paused for a minute to think about it. “It’s one of those words that only ASL has….” she said. As she explained to me, I began to understand: It’s a heart being poured out to someone.
As I think on these words, sentences flow: Us pouring out our heart to the Lord; The Lord pouring out His heart to us; Us pouring out this heart to the silent, the deaf.
It’s emptying and filling at once.
I feel love in motion with my hands.