Monday, April 13, 2009

Henna for my palm

I love henna since I was a little girl.
I used to look at the hands of my grandmother (RIP),
who painted her hands, too.
Whenever I have painted hands,
I feel very close to my beloved grandmother
and by touching my henna painted skin,
I imagine touching hers.
When I want to paint henna,
I only paint my palm.
My skin is very pale,
so I love the dark red shades on my palm,
Somehow it is like a little secret,
because one doesn´t register the design on my hand obviously.