Re: Not angry...insistent of and persistent with...

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Posted by Maureen on May 29, 2002 at 18:05:30:

In reply to: Re: Not angry...insistent of and persistent with... posted by Kenzi on May 29, 2002 at 15:21:42:

Well of my posts will reveal my insistence on
the "difference" issue and that no judgements or opinions about
constitutes "good" is appropriate. I am glad you finally saw that.

I am sure that you understand very well that there are other ways to
limit people's choices other than tying them down. I hope you do.
And it is hopeful of you to think that disuading people from getting
henna on other body parts with pure and natural henna will not lead
them to getting black henna design. However, when black henna
artists are telling them the same thing that you are about not being
able to get good designs that can be seen on them with pure and
natural henna and that the black stuff is therefore the way to go,
some people have gone that way. I know they do because I know some
who did.

I have not had people dissatisfied with the stains they have gotten
on those harder to stain body parts. It is because I do tell them
what to expect. But also because I know and believe that those
stains are different from what is on the hands and feet, but equally
beautiful against their skin. It is the latter that is important.
There is nothing deceptive in that truth. It is the truth about what
henna does on their skin and respectful of that resulting combination
between the contrast of the henna stain and their skin on that
specific body part. But then maybe you have to believe in that
beauty to sell that notion. I am not just selling a henna design or
stain. I am helping them to appreciate the natural beauty of the
combination of the henna stain and their skin. When they see
that...that is when their options and choices are crystalized.

While I appreciate the notion of wanting to teach people about the
beauty and tradition of henna on hands and feet. I also am very
aware of and respectful of the fact that some people have jobs that
make the henna on hands and feet quite problematic for them. So
those other body placement desires that customers bring are also
something I respect and do not view as their lack of awareness of
reasons henna is applied to hands and feet.



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