Thursday, September 01, 2005

I'm back...

I have lots of stories, soon to come.


On the beach in Hua Hin.

No Mom, I didn't get a tattoo--it's just henna some cute lady talked me into...

But I did cut off all my hair.

5 comments:

zachille o'neal said...

whoa. welcome to my world, ma. you're still fine!

Mehdi said...

haha! nice hair!

p.s. friday night party near ur place...interested?

peace

Anonymous said...

Hey, its Angel here, can't wait to hear what prompted this wonderful new you...few are women enough to go there...may they one day feel so free

misskoco said...

I do feel a bit free. Not as free as the first time, when I shaved my head, but a similar feeling. I feel so feminine and I like the way it looks.

I've gotten so many comments. My students have nothing good to say. "Teacher, WHY???" and another who dared to even say "I'm allergic to your hairdo." Smart ass. I kicked him out of my class. It was the 3rd not so nice comment he had made on the topic during that class. Some of my old students who I've loved, just look at me really afraid and won't speak to me. I've gotten really positive responses too, but moslty my friends who have to say that they like it, even if they don't.

Though the perceptions of everyone else does play some role in my life (I won't act so confident as to say that it means nothing to me), it has more about my attitude towards myself and my perceptions of beauty. I did it because I wanted to, not because someone was watching. I've been such a performer all my life, and though it seems like a simple lesson to do things for yourself, to think for yourself, and not to let anyone's opinions sway you, I feel that it is one that I revisit from time to time. It's like watching a movie or readiing a book from your childhood again as an adult and picking up on jokes you didn't then or realizing it wasn't as funny as you thought it was once upon a time.

I know my hair is unique, it's big, RED, and curly. I love my afropoofies, but one day I might grow up just a little, and that actually has little to do with the hair.

I read somewhere, "Without change there would be no butterflies." I like that... and besides hair is just hair. It grows back.

misskoco said...

"Mira que si te quise, fué por el pelo,
Ahora que estas pelona, ya no te quiero..."