Hey there, New Haveners. Since the election — and because I’ve been doing this photography thing for a while — I’ve been thinking about hands. How we gesture with them. What we wish to say with them. When we use them to praise someone with applause, or lift someone up with an embrace, or carry someone’s groceries as a small kindness. So here are just a few photos of hands I’ve taken over my three years reporting here. I couldn’t tell you who most of them belong to, just that I was taken by them at the moment. So enjoy.