Tuesday, March 04, 2008

There is Nothing Like a Good Haircut

Or at least a different haircut. The flip is gone, my friends. Gone the way of all old haircuts. I've entered the world of Posh Spice with a little Katie Holmes sass. Now my little stack is nowhere nearly as dramatic as Victoria Beckham, and my color is certainly not as blond, but it's a fun little change.

I think the best part is losing the weight of old hair. I don't mean pounds necessarily, but the fresh new feel and new outlook. Tomorrow morning when I wash my hair, I already know the shortness--even though it's not that much shorter--will surprise me. And I probably won't be able to style it exactly the same. But it's the change that's exciting and invigorating as I wait for spring. It's a new me--a fresh start.

One time I visited my sister Lisa when she lived in a little teeny town in Wisconsin. She had told me on the phone several times before my visit that she just didn't fit in there, that people would stare at her when she walked into a store or somewhere new. She felt out of place. Once I arrived in Delavan, I could see why. It was March and still very steeped in winter--and I'm sure the cold temperature had something to do with it. The atmosphere felt stagnant and old, like an old haircut. I had a brilliant idea. I wondered if these people all got a really great, new haircut, if it would change the town. I think it just might.

10 comments:

Carrie Johanson said...

So.. do we get a picture of the "do"? I hope that you love it!

Amber Sechrist said...

Can't wait to see the new you! I sure hope that I recognize you when I do!!

JJ said...

Can not wait to see the haircut!

Jennifer said...

UM where's the pic JR?

Tender Mercies said...

Sorry... my camera is broken and my roommate is out of town with her camera... you'll just have to imagine!

Laurel said...

Um, you can't tease us like this! Show the new cut! you must. you must!

Laurie, the girls & Scott said...

One of my favorite memories of you involves a haircut. Well, not really a "cut" but more of a "burn off." Gotta love non-compatible curling irons. At least we had each other.

Tender Mercies said...

Um, I TOTALLY forgot about that... it was not my most graceful moment, but I'm so glad you tucked it away into the corner of your memory... I promise, my hair has seen better days!

Julie & Jason said...

Matchy-Matchy haircuts now we just have to coordinate our outfits when we VT. Can't wait to see the new do!

The Wyler Family said...

how about a picture? i want to see your sassy new hair!