So true


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Posted by Zorba on September 10, 2002 at 16:11:07:

In reply to: Some things just take time posted by Maureen on September 10, 2002 at 06:48:16:


: That your father rubbed it is interesting to me. That was one way
: for him to understand it. Does it rub off? I guess he was hoping
: that it did...LOL!!! But, it takes people a while to "take in" what
: this mehndi/henna thing is if they don't know what it is and are
: first time seeing it. I remember some of my family members questions
: were related to what the henna stains meant in terms in change in
: me. Did I change my religion? Were the symbols significant of some
: new belief system? They were clueless. And I had to be patient with
: their quest to find out what this meant about me. Soon it all
: settled out. I had not changed. I was still the same person. All
: was well with their world and their sense of who they thought/think I
: am.

Newbie lurker de-cloaks...

This is so true! I can relate on a similar subject - When I (a male) started wearing earrings a couple of
years ago (One in each ear). Many people truely wanted to know "what does it mean?". "It means that I like
earrings! Nothing more, nothing less". The first time I was hennaed, these same people said "That's just
him - neat!". It does indeed take time. My wife had a FIT the first time - now she's planning on giving
Henna a try at the next Renn faire we attend...

-Zorba
(Male belly dancer and henna enthusiast)

 


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