Monthly Archives: May 2012
So what’s that big smile on your face?”
“Man, I’m just excited about the business plans that I have been putting together. It seems to be falling into place.”
“Well, you know how I love women and think that they should be pampered mentally and physically, right?”
“Yeah, Rico Suave!”
I laughed and said, “Well, for a long time I had been thinking about owning a salon. Not just any salon but one where women could be consciously beautified in mind, body, and spirit. I have finally laid out my plans to the T.”
“So, tell me what these plans are.”
“Well, you know how women go to a salon and they pretty much spend their entire day there?”
“Well, I came up with an idea to hit all angles. Conscious Rootz is what I want to call it! When you walk in off of the street a set of double frosted glass doors will lead them into the most beautiful reception area with soft sensual colors and soothing music. There will be a cornflower blue round sofa that seats six in the middle of the reception area with two Shryley couches that sit on either side of the wall. I want women to feel like they are the most beautiful Queens on the planet when they walk in. They’ll be catered to from the time they enter in until they leave out.” I could barely stop running my mouth and didn’t for another ten, fifteen minutes while I laid out my vision in front of my friend.
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I have been without my mother for the last twenty-four years. Most of that time she was here in the physical but her spirit was long gone. I was nineteen when my mother was diagnosed with Pre-senile Dementia which later would become Alzheimers. My Mother lived twenty-one years with this disease taking away a very lively and vivacious woman, turning her into something totally opposite. It was tough seeing someone who had portrayed such a strong passion for life; trade it in for something almost non-existent. At one point in my life I felt robbed, during the time I was to come into the person I was going to be, I felt left without instruction. As time grew I came to realize that my Mother had been teaching me in such a short period of time about life and how to enjoy it while you’re here.
My Mother loved life and lived it to its fullest every day that she could. I can still hear all the wives-tales that she would say and my thinking “What?” and laughing. Now as I am older, I realize that she was leaving me bits and pieces of herself and giving me words that I would live by. Although I have missed her since I was a teen, I have also carried her beautiful smile with me ever since. The saying goes “You only have one Mother” is without measure and the one I had, was the best one for me. Thank you mother for our time together, the dancing we did will forever be in my heart and spirit. Much Love Queen!