“What is it about the sound of clapping hands? It’s only skin against slapping skin, so why can it make a tide turn in you? Why can it break on top of you and lift you up at the same time?
Maybe it’s because it’s one of the most noble things humans do with their hands.
I mean, think about it.
Humans make fists with their hands.
They use them to fight, to steal things, to hurt each other.
When people clap, it’s one of the few times they stand together and applaud other people.
I think they’re there to keep things. They hold moments together, to remember.”

Getting the Girl, Markus Zusak.

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