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Posted by Nancy on September 10, 2002 at 21:24:16:

In reply to: So true posted by Zorba on September 10, 2002 at 16:11:07:

:
: : 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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