Friday, September 11, 2009

Hair loss

So I spontaneously decided to get my hair cut. I pulled in to a hair place not far from where I live. I did this because if I just ponder getting a cut, my hair will quickly shampoo itself and even start whistling. There is also this inversely proportional thing where the closer I get to the cutting chair the less I know what I want. But I can always tell if the stylist knows what I want even though I don't know. If he/she looks at me in the mirror while holding my hair I feel fine. But if she only looks at my hair, I am worried. It's a holistic thing.
Putting your hair in the hands of a complete stranger is either complete idiocy or pie in the sky oblivion. Factor in an occasional low flying hornet emerging from the duct work and a record for comb drops-6. You are headed for a white knuckle carnival ride. She did just fine with the scissors. But the clippers became an experiment in terror, as she dipped from side to side, chipping away from all angles. It reminded me of the way I eat a pie when left alone with it for a day. Small slivers dedicated to this idea or that desire. A christening, manifest destiny, or eminent domain. One by one they are necessary until the entire apple rhubarb pie is gone. In the end my head looked like the empty pie pan. Partly shiny through the crumbs.

5 comments:

SarahJane said...

Yes, the haircut is an exercise in mutual trust. I like pie pan. Hope the pie was nice.

ron hardy said...

For me there is only pie, a constant. Pan is less shiny today.

Cynthia Short said...

I really enjoyed this posting. I always feel like I am playing Russian Roulette when I sit down in the stylists chair. (I also do the same with pie, which is why I never have it in the house!)

ron hardy said...

Thanks Cynthia. So when you spin that pie wheel, Cynthia, are you looking for the empty spot or another slice? Just one more slice, that's all...

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