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Month: August 2015

It’s Gone

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In the days leading up to “the cut” I began to look at women differently.

On the Bart, in my dance classes, passing them on the street, I imagined them all without hair. I looked closely. Eyes, lashes, the curve of the neck, the bridge of the nose, collarbones—without hair would they still be beautiful? For that matter, could I? This compulsive examining became a great source of reassurance.

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And then there was just a little …

Why I’m shaving my head

Little seeds of knowing nestle in all of us.

We usually don’t know what they contain, and some of us don’t even know they are there. But they are. And when circumstances align one sprouts or, as is often the case, erupts catching us by surprise.

I experience this like a firework through my body, electric and alive.

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