Well hello and I hope everyone here is having a beautiful evening! It’s been a series of strange events in our city starting with our enforcement of Stay put Stay at Home orders. Most of us actually stayed active and useful during these times; especially if you are a professional driver, grocery store clerk, nurse and private restaurant owner fulfilling take out orders.
I spent this time blogging to keep my mind hopeful and active and I did work with a handful of old clients from my past, repeat clientele whom I consider “family” and a few very loving, open and sensitive new guests who trusted me implicitly.
I must say I truly miss going to the movies because cinema is a form of deep relaxation for me not just a source of entertainment. I truly miss meeting all the new business people and tourists who visited our city each month to participate in Medical conventions, IT conventions, furniture shows and other important events that took place weekly in Chicago.
I miss receiving calls from visitors from all over the world who know exactly what tantra is and entrusted me with their sacred energy for hours at a time. I miss bringing my essential oils to their private hotel rooms then afterwards relaxing at the Hotel Intercontinental to enjoy a cheeseboard and charcuterie board after a long day of working with tourists and business professionals.
I miss the vibrancy of our city during the summer season and the block party festivals such as an annual art festival that takes place on wells street. I miss getting henna at the art booths and browsing for art, jewelry or crystals.
I also miss Chicago’s farmers markets and purchasing fresh flowers, baked goods and fresh fruit from local organic farmers each weekend.
I miss going to Lincoln Square and enjoying the weekend farmer’s markets where I could purchase Italian flatbread or wild blueberries. After the farmer’s market I’d take a seat outside at Cafe Selmarie and order an iced chai and a slice of pastry or European torte while people watching. After people watching and enjoying the fresh air I’d go to the Music box theater to enjoy a Midnight movie like The Shining or a unique art house independent horror film.
I’m sure no one here in Chicago, Illinois anticipated this long, overdrawn extended stay at home order. At first we were advised that beauty salons, nail salons, restaurants and movie theaters would probably reopen sometime in April. April of course came to an end and here we are now still living in a city that’s practically shut down completely especially after a looting took place two weeks ago that destroyed many private, small mom and pop businesses and larger chains such as Macy’s and a few Walgreens locations.
I’m deeply disappointed with how our political figures decided to handle the quarantine in black and white regulations rather than shades of grey.
I had so many creative ideas how we could have allowed most of our businesses to flourish during our quarantine by simply having these stores and nail salons accept advanced deposits for services rendered and advanced reservations. If you knew you could have a special dining experience in advance with proper sterilization of your table before you even arrived I’m sure you would have been delighted to comply knowing your favorite waitstaff would successfully remain gainfully employed.
Everything in Chicago could have continued to flourish and remain open with advanced planning especially movie theaters. For instance let’s say you wish to see a movie tomorrow and you have the opportunity to look at the seating online. Certain seats would be crossed off to prevent overcrowding of the theater so now it’s only half full; but at least the theaters are still open!
I’m not a politician nor am I a business person. But I do have enough common sense to know that isolating everyone from one another and doing a hard close with certain businesses is too extreme and completely unnecessary.
These are my opinions and I had to share them here because I’m truly disappointed to see so many of our most favorite businesses have closed their doors permanently and we still aren’t allowed to enjoy the arts; yet it’s already mid June!
We can’t live our life in a self contained, overly sanitized bubble. These bubbles are only an illusion of safety and do not build our immunity.
Let’s just say I’m here for you with welcoming arms! Since 2012 I hadn’t raised most of the rates on my website http://www.tantrabutterfly.com because I want my services to be affordable to most people. I just recently raised some of my rates in order to keep up with the current price of tantra services from my competitors here in Chicago; but I’m always willing and open to meeting people in the middle with their goals and budgets because I absolutely love what I do and I believe in the healing aspects of sensual massage and alternative medicine.
I’m healthy and keeping myself active getting as much fresh air and sunlight as I possibly can. I’d love to help you on your journey to good health, immunity boosting sessions and nurturing touch.
Goddess Diana http://www.tantrabutterfly.com
I’m praying our city will open fully soon! We only get four blissful months of summer and I’m sure everyone will agree that we miss patio dining, art festivals, music festivals and independent film festivals.
Let’s all visualize this city reopening its doors and invite art, beauty and conventions back into our city before the end of summer. So many people need a sense of community and hopefulness to return soon. There may never be a “perfect ” time to reopen so why are we wasting precious time waiting and watching for a “sign”?
How about this for a “Sign”; I’m open and I open my heart to receiving new and old guests who are desirous of healing, nurturing touch. I’m open to working with people seeking chakra balancing, reiki, sound therapy, aromatherapy, deep tissue massage, bathing ceremonies, chanting, tantra yoga, kundalini activation and sensual sacred touch.
I’m here to serve anyone or any couple seeking a multi hour journey of sensory delights, creative visualization and inner calm. I’m available seven days a week to empower, captivate, align, nurture and heal anyone seeking a soothing half or full day of blissful escape.
Please introduce yourself to me via email at
Butterflyshadows@aol.com or call me directly via my cellular phone at 312 339 7707
Tell me your goals and your budget. Be honest about everything you’re dying to experience even if it’s just pure relaxation therapy.
Goddess Diana http://www.tantrabutterfly.com