Friday, June 23, 2006

Always the Student

Tamale came to visit and what a joy she was to have in town. She gave me some great makeup tips and provided some excellent makeup application tips (she is a makeup artist for Mac in Chicago) which afforded me the opportunity to be a student. A fabulous way to honor the cycles of life -- teacher to student and back again as she stepped into some poi classes at the Temple. Of course, there are the other cycles of life which come to mind lately... My mother's best friend and highly influential mentor in my life Abby passed on recently and this reminded me of the cycle of life; the phases of the moon; the cycle of the harvest; blooming of flowers annually reflected in my new orchid; and of course, the menstrual cycle.