Did you know that the Vulcan Peace sign is actually a symbol of Jewish blessing? Read this Washington post interview with Spock actor, Leonard Nimoy to learn why he choose to letter Shin, used in Yiddish prayer, to bless folks with the phrase, "Live long and prosper."
I've been trying to reclaim the ability to make this symbol. For a long time I couldn't manage it with either hand.
A couple years back I got my right (less stroked, dominant) hand able to manage the sign again.
I'm still working on my left.
I can get my middle and index fingers to stand up straight and stick together.
My thumb even sort of corporates! And the pain that was rather constant and quite intense in the thumb for years (hand video from just over 3 years back posted at the end of this blog), had settled way down. Not gone, but much happier!
Now if I can just get my ring finger and pinky to play nice.
Maybe this is silly. Maybe you never have mastered the Shin.
Thing is, I used to be able to do this, and with both hands even.
It is a personal goal to someday be able to do this again.
You would think typing with both hands would feel more important. Actually, I'm pretty happy with single-handed typing now. But remastering two-handed Sign Language is pretty high on my priority list, so if I can get the Vulcan Peace sign down, that should help with the physical ability to do actual Sign Language again too!
June, 2013 (19 months) hand therapy video shows hand recovery at that stage: