Gestures - quotes and descriptions to inspire creative writing
She talked more with her hands than her mouth, the words existing as explanation to the movements. When she was happy, you could see it from across the room. But if she wasn't, the gestures would all but cease. It was only apparent if you knew her.
He wanted to flip the creep the finger, a little reminder of the old home town but he wasn't drunk enough yet, but give him a couple of hours; anything can happen in a couple of hours.
His gestures were as empty as his words. After a quick hug and a smattering of consoling words he would be off without a backwards glance. He wouldn't call, wouldn't text, wouldn't email. He hated displays of emotion and complicated relationships. So after a perfunctory display of concern he would sever himself from the uncomfortableness and be 'busy' until the crisis was over.
parody of resigned reasonableness, expression of pained disgust, hands spread in a Gallic gesture of resignation, valedictory wave, salute, shrug