Monday, October 8, 2007

For My Mother

What I'll Miss:

  • Staring down at my unmistakable shadow as I walk.
  • Flicking my head gently before inserting earbuds.
  • Hiding in plain sight.
  • Brushing at home, brushing at work, and brushing with my fingers in between.
  • Only watching myself while video chatting online with someone else.

What I Won't Miss:
  • Taking three hours to dry.
  • Being hot all the time.
  • The amount of time it takes to wash out entire handfuls of shampoo.
  • Wind.
  • The unbelievable amount of me left everywhere: in the shower, in the sink, on the pillow, on my clothes, in my food, on my desk, on my laptop's pristinely white keyboard.

Would I do it again? I'm already in the process.


editorgirl said...

* huge sigh of relief*

I was worried that you had cut it all off. And that would truly be a tragedy

Kirby said...

I know the feeling, I've cut my hair I believe 3 times in the past 4 years. The longest it's been is pretty well shown here:

It grew back pretty quick...

Anonymous said...

You were so brave! Did you have any choices of where to go and did you tell them to give you the little boy haircut? I would love to see how it turned out, do you know anyone with a digital camera who could take your picture? We still haven't done anything about a videocam, maybe when you come home you could take us shopping. I love you, MOM