Thursday, March 21, 2013
Today I've been thinking about my hair. When I was a little girl, I had curly blond hair. I don't know what happened to that, but I lost my curls until I got a perm in the 70's and had ringlets all over my head. My young daughter has always had curly hair, and people often said we looked alike --as long as I kept a perm in mine.
Now I'm past 60 and all I want is a basic short haircut with no hair sticking out anywhere. I finally found a cutter who is great, but now she teaches school and I'm never quite sure when she'll be at the shop. She totally understands what I want, and I'm really never disappointed. What my hair has done up to this point is part down the middle with bangs. I know it's getting too long when the sides start waving and sticking out. If you read the comic strips, I guess I look like LuAnn when she was a little kid. As you can imagine, I couldn't wait to get it cut for the holidays. My haircutter came off of her sickbed to cut my hair. It was big tip time, right before Christmas. Anyway, she cut it a little different, and now my hair kind of looks like Captain Kangaroo's coiffure. I hoped to change the course of it sprouting out from a point on the top of head, but alas, it's not to be coaxed into my old hair style. So I went to a different cutter, and explained what I wanted. She cut it, and here I am still the same! It just took one little change in the way it was cut, and now my hair seems to have changed courses for sure. When I sleep on it funny, I wake up looking like Woody Woodpecker, as my mom used to say. Maybe I should just get some styling gel and spike it!
This is a good lesson though. One little change and it seemed that my hair was being trained to grow in another direction. I'm wondering if I applied this model to my diet, would my body respond to a small change? Will it reverse it's upward climb in pounds and start training itself to go the other way? I'm convinced that I need to listen and learn what my body says to me. Pain talks pretty loudly and isn't to be denied, but what other ways does my body talk to me? I'll let you know what I find out.