Mehendi or the blood of innocent leaves? (#146)

Mehendi is one of those rituals that I've gotten fonder over the years as the kids have started embracing it. It is, like most things, I've realized, a matter of perspective. A beautiful non-permanent body-art or the mass-murder of leaves. What is your perspective?

The late great Jagjit Singh said it well in his brooding ghazal Samney hai jo usey log bura kahte hain 

Chand Masoom Se Patton Ka Lahuu Hai Fakir,
Jis ko Mehboob ke Hatho’n Ki Hina Kehtay Hain ..!

This is Week #146/300 of the 300-week photo project.