Although I only spent three weeks in Africa, I was impressed by the many beautiful African women I saw and met. The first Sunday when we attended services at the cathedral, my head was turning at the beautiful dresses, and elegant hairstyles. Many women had high foreheads which emphasized their hair. It reminded me of the fourteenth century in Europe, when women plucked the hair on their forehead to achieve this look. Here it was in one woman after another, and it was natural, and very striking. I suddenly understood the craze in the 14th century.