today, june 30, 2008, i cut my hair. it has literally been the same length for something like 10 years. i take that back-i cut more than 1/2 inch off once in ten years. but for the majority of a decade, it's just been long, mostly in a pony tail and sometimes, depending on the budget, highlighted like a good suburban mom.
i (well, actually a stylist named denise) cut over 10 inches off and donated it to locks of love. believe me when i say, i had no intentions of getting anything but a trim when i walked in the salon today. but the mood struck me and there was no turning back as i listened to the scissors squeaking through my pony tail. kind of a liberating and petrifying, melancholy moment. like saying goodbye to an old pal and hello to a much a needed change.
so, someone out there will be wearing my hair while they're waiting for their own to grow back. i'm so honored to help. who knows. maybe i'll grow my hair out and do it again.