A New Hairdo – The Buddha Approves

Posted in Mixed Nuts on April 7th, 2008 by MadDog
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Those of you who know me well understand that odd synchronicities and weird spatial juxtapositions really get my juices flowing. We’re in Brownsburg now (more on that later), but the images from Honolulu simply won’t leave me alone. I’ll probably be flashing back for another week or so.

I just can’t let this one go. As I was waiting for Fran to finish laying hands on Eunie, my eye spotted a lovely lady in the hair salon next door to Fran’s studio. As she was being ministered to by her stylist, a singing bird in a cage was dispensing harmony and blending pleasantly with the women’s voices. I stood in the doorway and asked in as non-creepy a manner as I could manage if I could take a picture. To my surprise, they both agreed cheerfully. Here’s the homey and comforting scene that I saw:

Honolulu Hair Salon

I thanked the ladies and made my way to the other side of Fran’s place for a bit of Vietnamese lunch. As I passed the window of the restaurant my eyes were tempted by a little appetizer. In the window I saw the reflection of the advertisements for the hair salon. “Hmm . . . interesting”, my eyes said. Then my focus changed and the posters blurred. A smiling Buddha appeared in the background. No, it wasn’t a religious vision. I don’t think my heart could take that. Here is what I saw:

Honolulu -The Buddha Approves

An easy and unpretentious multiculturalism is what has always snuggled Honolulu up to my heart. The Buddha smiling out the window at the kind ladies in the hair salon gave me existential goose bumps. I hope it does something for you. Aloha.

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Fran Rose – More Than Magic Hands

Posted in Mixed Nuts, On Tthe Road on April 5th, 2008 by MadDog
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Have you ever been to heaven? . . . Me neither. However, I’ve been to a place that might be as close as you can get while your heart is still pumping. That respite from pain, stress, and anxiety is Aloha Healing Arts. The Angel-In-Charge is a warm and loving soul blessed with an equally lovely name.

Eunice and I have known Fran Rose for more years than I care to number. When we periodically zombie-walk through Honolulu on our tedious treks to North America we never neglect to treat ourselves to the inexpressible pleasure of enjoying time with her. That she is extensively trained and certified is a given. The more precious qualification is her profound understanding that humans are not mere hunks of meat. Her appreciation of the interrelationships of body, mind and spirit transform what might be simply a good massage into a truly holistic healing experience.

Please don’t take my word for it. Call a major movie studio. When an overwrought matinee idol cries out for solace, who answers the midnight call? Check this out:

Fran Rose - Aloha Healing Arts

No, that’s not a movie star on the table. It’s only Eunie. (I should be horse-whipped for saying that!) But wait . . . inspect the photo on the wall in the background. (Click on the image for a closer look.) Could that be an extensively autographed photo of Halle Berry? Right you are. (Hey! All you fellows out there. Calm down and stop imagining what I know you’re imagining.)

Among the multitudes that have quivered and moaned under Fran’s exquisite manipulation are: Jack LaLanne (think about that one), Jerry Bruckheimer, Carrie Fisher, and Antoine Fuqua. I could list additional luminaries, but you get the idea.

I will say only that Richard Dreyfuss commented, “WOW!” Eunie has always mooned over Dreyfuss. He’s always seemed a little wacky to me. I can only count myself lucky that, to Eunie, that’s a good thing.

Ah . . . I digress. Anyway, if you’re up for a treat and you’re anywhere near the middle of the Pacific, don’t cheat yourself. Let Fran have a go at you.

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