These are uncertain times. The world is afraid and in absolute disarray. Innocent people are dying everywhere and it is especially hard in these times to have any sort of hope.
In these times, we cling to what is necessary, what is near; specifically, our faith and our friends.
Nothing calms my head more so than doing henna designs (on either myself of my friends). Two of my friends came over and I drew on their hands, we had an impromptu henna party. It was great to spend time with them and also to further perfect my craft. Sometimes doing henna on my own hands gets tiresome and it is so much more fun to photograph others hands after I finish my work. These designs were great and my subjects were, too!
Let us hope that devastation and despair is replaced by hope, everywhere. No more fear, intolerance, hatred, bigotry, and let us fight to end oppression and injustice!
Ramadhan and Eid were hardly cause for celebration this year. Indeed how could one be expected to rejoice when many in the world suffered? Wars, famines, diseases, instability, racism, bigotry, prejudice, just to name a few things, put a real damper on my mood and my reflections turned inward. There are many things I needed to correct about myself and it was about time I started to.
I did a lot of mendhi designs whenever I could these past 2 weeks. It kept my mind occupied and focused on the task at hand (pun intended). Doing henna often helps me think clearly, as well. My hands, my friends, a wedding, there were many henna patterns to keep my mind engaged. The results were quite good and my henna cones from Pakistan have demonstrated brilliant color.
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