Its pretty ironic that Jessie and I met at a wedding. You see, awhile ago when I first started wearing tichels, I had my little guidelines. I used to say ” I love to wear tichels, but for special occasions I wear a beautiful wig.” And that’s what I did. But I started to notice that every time I would see that one woman- whoever it was, wearing her tichel at wedding, I”d be drawn to her.
A tichel can do that. It can strip away so much excess that the person’s soul shines with transparency.
After a few years of holding on to the last bits of my old ideas about beauty I gave in. I started wearing my tichels proudly for every occasion. So that’s where I met Jessi; at my nieces wedding with a velvet tichel on my head. She was engaged at the time and she said to me “I want to wear those!” And that’s how our friendship began!