I have gotten a chance to read some of your comments to my posts, thank you! It is good to hear from everyone in America!
First, the red dot on the forehead: Yes it can be a sign that a woman in married but if she is wearing tiny black seed beads around her neck, that is a more definitive sign of marriage. It also can be a thing of fashion. It can be red or be combined with yellow or be a stick on sparkle. The one you may see me wearing, a dot or a stripe, is for fashion…no I am not married! Yet. J
Going barefoot: It is customary to leave the footwear at the door of the house, temple, certain areas of a hospital and other public buildings. If in doubt, I just look to see if there is a pile of shoes at the door. My sneakers I bought for walking are just taking up room in my suitcase and my dress flats are getting worn out!
1200 people: I won’t be speaking in front of that many people until February 1 or 2. I’ll let you know how it goes. Hopefully the throat is better by then!
Yes, the idea when lecturing is to picture the audience naked, not me! LOL