I've never worked with henna before. Or heads, for that matter.
So when she first asked me, I actually panicked. I didn't want to ruin her head. She has a very nice head, what could I do but smear henna in goopy piles all over it?
She said, "It's only temporary."
Once I snapped out of my insecurity, I realized what she always knew, the reason why she asked me:
This is my whole life. This is what I do all day. I paint circles and mandalas and dots. I was born to do this. And now with an opportunity to help a friend!
And of course I would. Chelsea and I have a long and woven history of being Chelsea and I.
Actually if I go into it much more I will get all misty and start blathering and I hate showing emotion to large groups of people, so let's just say that I was profoundly honored to do this.
She is a true Warrior Queen. She has always been brave. She faces new experiences straight on with a quiet, watchful determination. Of course we should continue sending her love and light and happy thoughts. But there's one thing I've been confident about from the moment I first learned of this new journey she's facing:
She is stronger than all of us.