New Hair Style
Never ever tell your stylist (is that what they are called
these days?) that you want a new hair style unless you
really, really mean it.
I was looking in the mirror one day last week and suddenly
it dawned on me that I was looking at a somewhat older woman
with the same hair style that had been around for awhile.
I needed updating. Something to wake me up to make me look
like I still had some life in the old girl.
"I'll go to the beauty shop" I thought. "A new hair style
will be good for me." "Lift my spirits and all that."
I made an appointment and (except for that little glitch
where I showed up on the wrong day and B wasn't even working
that day) everything went according to plan.
I plopped down in the chair and explained that I wanted
something new and different. B was so excited she started
cutting my hair right away. When she was through she said
she hoped I liked it and I stood up looked down at the floor
which was now covered with hair, lots of hair.
Is all that my hair? "It sure is" came the reply as I was
handed a mirror so I could see what the back of my hair
looked like. Surely, not all that hair came from me! I
was feeling kind of faint by now. I slowly raised the mirror
and turned around. "Lord luv a duck, I'm bald" I thought
and I made myself look. By now all eyes in the place were
on me. My hair was the center of attention.
Stay calm, stay calm, my brain warned as I turned this way
and that. " Shoot! I was thinking, my face looks fatter.
"I love it", I said trying to sound like I meant it.
B smiled and was clearly happy that I loved the new do.
The others started chiming in with positive comments.
I have to admit, it's growing on me. It's easier to keep.
My hair is curly now, don't ask me why. It just appeared one
day. I have to admit I did jokingly tell my aunt to leave
me her curly hair when she died. So now I have short curly,
wavy hair. My face still looks fatter but who cares.
I've started wearing purple now and I hunted up all those
amethysts in my jewelry chest and I'm wearing those.
If you've got it, flaunt it, especially after all these
Who knows I may take up smoking and have a butterfly tattooed on my butt.;0)