In love with the ephemeral
Like floral designers, expert bakers and side-walk-chalk artists, my medium is impermanent. I actually LOVE that about henna, good food or a thoughtful event: so much effort and energy for something that is ephemeral. We are forced to pay attention and enjoy the moment.
...a quick word on permanent. Nothing truly lasts forever, and nothing really disappears. We can wax poetic or be scientific. Henna is as permanent as anything, because the lawsone molecule from the plant bonds with the protein in your skin (permanently). It is your skin cells that renew, leaving the illusion the design has disappeared.