Sunday, July 2, 2017

Hair as a metaphor


Her dad, the ichthyologist, was instructing her on how to take care of the fish she'd bought to give her boyfriend as a birthday present, and I took the chance to snap a photo of her latest hair transformation. She looks rather more pensive that she was feeling, but that's her attentive face. She got box braids for the summer, the kind she used to get as a kid heading off to sleep away camp, only these are longer and way more cool. She's happy with the result, and with the prospect of carefree hair for a while. I love watching her experiment with all the different styles her thick natural hair can master. I hope she will always fearlessly summon that spirit of reinvention.


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  1. And of course, she would be beautiful if she shaved her head which my May did when she was young. Well, not shaved but about 1/4 inch long. And she was beautiful too.

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    1. Mary, she would indeed, and she might yet! I know May was beautiful when she did it, as she is now. I guess this is the time to experiment with hair, but i do hope the ability to embrace change never gets old. Hugs, sweet friend.

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  2. It's a good look -- and yes, fearless reinvention is always a good quality. :)

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  3. What a beautiful young woman she is! I love her hair like that - and I wish I were as brave finding a different hairstyle!

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    1. jenny_o, she is a sweetheart for sure, so indulgent of her mama. we should all be as brave!

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  4. Your daughter is gorgeous! Like you. She inspires me!

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    1. Joanne, she inspires me too! Thanks for being here.

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  5. All of your children would look fearless and highly attractive no matter what they decide to do with their hair, They could wear hefty bags and buckets and still shine! Good genes, good parenting, confidence! I have always had hair envy, since I do not have much to play with, how can one braid two hairs??

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    1. Linda Sue, my daughter's hair is actually very challenging to tame, there is so much of it, so it might be the opposite issue! I suppose there is something we all wish we had, I've never met a person satisfied by all their particulars. I certainly am not. Thanks for the kind words here. xo

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  6. She's beautiful no matter what...As is her mother.

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  7. That first picture...I can see it as oil painting. She's so lovely. Like her mama. Big love, Yolie

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