Tuesday, February 01, 2005

Oops! I'm bald!

There's a fun story from the Globe and Mail (registration is probably required). Bryan Tenenhouse tells the story of how he came to have his head shaved.
It all started with a bad haircut. You know, the kind where the barber hands back your glasses and you put them on only to see -- your scalp!

My first frantic thought was, "Where's my hair?!"

Then suddenly I heard myself say, "Take it all off, just shave it all off."
Tenenhouse then describes various reactions to his haircut from the people in his life (which seems to have primarily consisted of surprise and concern). Like most people who shave their heads on the spur of the moment, it took a while for him to get used to the new look. But it ends well, of course.
As for me, I have to admit that I feel younger now without hair. I think everybody should have something about them that makes them feel unique, even if they aren't. And although you do see more shaved heads today than ever before, not everybody can carry them off.

I don't know if I really can. But I feel like I can and that's made all the difference.
Way to go, Bryan.

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