I've often thought that losing your hair while battle cancer is just adding insult to injury. I mean, I do believe it is just hair, but come on...a life threatening disease AND you have to lose your hair?! I mean it seems like such a small thing, the hair...but hair really is a huge part of our cultural. We spend, hundreds, even thousands of dollars to get it "just right", only to decide after a while that a completely different style and color is "just right". There are musicals (which is fantastic) and movies (which was then turned into a musical and then redone again as a movie musical) and documentaries (so, so interesting and awesome) and songs (WAY too many to comment on) all about hair. When we describe someone we almost always refer to their hair color, length, style, bang, no bangs...hair is a HUGE part of our lives...so to lose it IS really a big deal.
My aunt Steph, like I said, has been so influential in my life...in helping me become the person I am today. And so, as a kind of thank you to her, and because I know that no thank you will ever cover all that she has done for me and because I know it isn't easy for her to lose her hair...
|my friend Erin was nice enough to do the honors.|
|the first cut...|
|half a mullet|
|profile of half mullet...I think this was Erin's favorite stage...|
|ready for the razor!|
|and we're done!|