Friday, October 15, 2010


I have hair that is neither long nor short. At the moment. If you've known me in the past 20 years, you've seen it bra-strap long ... spiral permed (thanks, 1994), straight and braided, bunned and pony-tailed; and Demi Moore Ghost short. My fav pic to take to the stylist is Meg Ryan in French Kiss. 'Make me look like her. ... No pressure.'

So here I am, cinching my hair into a rubber band each day, pleased by the look around my face (with the bangs I've had since I was 5), but unpleased by the lack of body and what I believe to be a flat back of my skull. OH!, to have a melon-round head that lent itself to perky ponytails. Mayhap the skull is round, but the hair too thin to offer any za-za-zing. (I still think it's the flat-backed-head). A blow-dryer could solve this, except that I'm lazy. Long hair takes soooo long to dry. Like 10 minutes. eternity.

On the other hand, I fantasize about the Judi Dench pixie. So cute and perky and feminine on her. Classic even. ... But too many people said to me, "Oh, but I thought you were a lesbian," in my college years (the Demi Moore Ghost hair years). Today, when I wear my work gloves, I am always working out ways to take them off.   'Look, I'm married. US Federally-sanctioned married. Not just New Hampshire married. ... Not that there's anything wrong with that.' (Long live my lesbian friends! May you have federal marriage rights soon!)

If I become a truck driver with a pixie cut, will I be a cliche? (It would be sooo light and cool in the truck. *sigh*)

Will I miss the long locks and regret the 2 years it will take to grow them again?(I have to admit, I can't help enjoy the wolf whistles and looks as I'm driving. Is the hair choice a part of this? oh dear.)

Earth Mama or punk-grrrl? hirsute or shorn? Audrey Hepburn in Roman Holiday or Breakfast at Tiffany's? Oh, the very important, truly important on a big cosmic scale dilemma.

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