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Oh the lessons of an ordinary day. Without warning I got a view of myself, or a view of something deep in myself that I didn't know was there. At least I didn't know the breadth. I think it's safe to call it vanity. Drat. I thought myself beyond such girlish ailments.
My facebook friends, at least those blessed with certain timing, know that I was the recipient of a dreadful haircut last week. The attention this received was funny, light and hopefully entertaining to all involved. I am a big fan of self-deprecation and can hopefully laugh hardest at myself. It was just one of those little circuses that can give social media a "time wasting" reputation. Haircut - who cares.
There was a lot of stress draped on my bad hair event. Did I dare go back to the original offender to fix the disaster? In all of it's horror it was a rather expensive cut by any standard. I couldn't bring myself to trust him to go at it again. That would mean paying another person for yet another expensive procedure in one week! Was I so vain that I couldn't just wait and let it grow? Yes, undeniably Yes. I was freaked out I tell you.
The experts tell us that stress can manifest in powerful ways. To this, with a dose of hindsight, I concur. Bad haircut was on Tuesday, followed much dilemma and stress about how to remedy the situation deep into the night. Wednesday morning I suffered a massive muscle spasm in my lower back that left me, once again, flat on the floor for more days than I have to waste.
Friday came with the blessing of a new haircut waiting for me at 11:00 am. I limped in with my aching back and walked out with a new do and a bounce in my step. Poor little me, me and my vanity. I was so stressed out about my HAIR that I suffered a stress related injury? I can look at it from the angle that I am so lucky that the worst thing going on in my life, the most stressful event, is a bad haircut. How lucky am I! OR - holy mackerel, I in need of a vanity check-up.
Whatever the case, I am thrilled that I can now stand upright and hold my head high as I venture back out in the public eye. Though, "Wow", I think to myself, you think you know someone.......