Thursday, July 07, 2011

Going...going...




Lost about half my hair yesterday, expect the rest to go today. Got a friend to cut off what was left this morning. Looks pretty good in a sort of 1920s bob sort of way. And it makes my favourite straw hat fit better. I'll probably cut off whatever is left tonight. The hat works pretty well with a lightweight white silk scarf I bought the other day.

There is something viscerally terrifying about your hair falling out. Your frontal lobe, talky, rational brain can tell you all day long that it's ok, that it was expected, that it will grow back, but it doesn't stop that choke of terror when you run your fingers through and come away with a handful. That is something that goes way deeper than talking or rationality.



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11 comments:

Anonymous said...

You're really good with this stylish hat!
Serenella

Niamh said...

I actually think you look gorgeous here. Very Great Gatsbyish.

Jon said...

If you think this is bad, just imagine the horror of my male pattern baldness.

Brrrrr!

Anonymous said...

Hilary,

When it comes back, it could very well be different...curls perhaps even ringlets as happened to a friend of mine.

God bless,

David in Toronto
(Vox)

The Crescat said...

Like I said before, you're still a very stunning woman. :-)

Deborah Gyapong said...

You are beautiful, hair or no hair.

Deborah

Sean M. Brooks said...

Hi, Hilary Jane!

The "bobbed" hair look becomes you. Hope all goess well for you.

God bless! Sean

Robert Berard said...

I'm with Crescat and Deborah, and you are quite fetching in your hat!

Ingemar said...

I'd only start worrying once the eyebrows are gone.

--Through the mercy of Your only-begotten Son and His most holy Mother, Lord, save your servant!

-I

Anonymous said...

Your hair looks the same to me...

- Johnathan

Seraphic Spouse said...

Do like the bob.