A Heart Song In Henna

Karva Chauth 2016 is almost gone – and I actually fasted all day. Although it is customary for the wife to apply henna/mehendi on the hands – I decided to make this instead. Drawing this did keep my mind off all those newly bought chocolates in the refrigerator. But what kept playing in my head all day was Whitesnake’s ‘Is this love’. Especially these lines :
“Is this love that I’m feeling,
Is this the love, that I’ve been searching for
Is this love or am I dreaming,
This must be love,
‘Cos it’s really got a hold on me,
A hold on me…”

Well, I’ve always been a sucker for Valentine’s Day even this Hindu version. What about you? Let me know!
That’s all for tonight folks!

6 thoughts on “A Heart Song In Henna

  1. Just as love can lift you up and make you fly like a butterfly it can also be like fast acting venom – immobilizing you and making you feel dead or less alive when you break up with or lose your loved one.

  2. Wow! This is poetry in colour! This is how I interpret it though, love makes you feel fearless and protected inspite of everything. This particular mudra is called Abhaya Hasta Mudra or fearless hand pose and is seen on most Hindu murtis or idols and in Buddhist carvings. It is as if the deity is offering to protect and shelter the devotee. Love offers us the same – comfort and security.

  3. I love the symbolism – love transforms you (butterfly), opens your eyes to beauty (eye), envelops, consumes and protects you (snakes) love is about giving and receiving (hands), it’s tenderness (flowers) I can go on n on. Love this!

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