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9/2/09

Hair today, gone tomorrow



In Christy's post she talked about back-to-school rituals. Getting a haircut was right up there with buying new tennis shoes. Well, I got a new haircut big time this past Friday. After letting my hair grow for sixteen years, I had twenty inches cut off. Whew! I have to admit, it was a little bit like losing an old friend. Gone are the days of wrapping my hair around my neck like a scarf to stay warm during the winter. Also gone are the regular drain clogs in the shower. It's been interesting to note people's reactions, from "Oh. That looks...different," to "Good. Now you look like a boy." The latter remark came from a 95-year-old client on my Meals-on-Wheels route! While I'm still getting used to the new look, I'm glad I was able to donate the "old look" to Locks of Love, an organization that makes wigs for children who have suffered hair loss due to medical conditions.
So here's to a new month, a new season, and fresh starts!

8 comments:

Diane Adams said...

Wow! That must be a big change after 16 years. Glad your hair will benefit others.

Christy said...

When I went to short hair it was after 23 years of long hair. Change every few decades is good, don't you think? There's something symbolic about those kind of changes--makes me wonder what else you have going on...?

Edie said...

I'm glad you posted a picture, David! I'm not sure I would have recognized you. What a great organization "Locks of Love" is!

Stephanie said...

You look fabulous! And Locks of Love is such a great organization. Good for you:)

Laurie said...

Dahling, you look mahvelous!

Seriously, David, I loved your long hair but your new look is a good fit for you, too! I can't wait to see it next month in person! And as the person in my household with the longest hair (even though it's relatively short), here's to no more drain clogs!

Bug's mom said...

Wow. I can't wait to tell Stella. I don't know what she'll say.

john said...

Looks great, David. Looking forward to seeing it live.

Ann said...

Oh my goodness! My mouth opens and closes like a guppy as I look at the photo of you with your hair in your hands! What a surprise! Do you feel taller?