Sunday, July 10, 2005

Yes, the rumor is true...

...I shaved my head last Monday.

The event was cathartic. People passed me in halls not knowing who I was. I'd wave at someone and there would be a five-second delay as they figured out who the heck I was. I'd gone from long hair, to a narrow cut, to nothing, in the space of three weeks.

Before this, I was a redhead. To go from a very distinctive hair color to the shaved-head look is a big change for me and requires some thought-- it was part of who I was and how people knew me. What would happen if I got rid of the red eyebrows I bear, a clue as to who I was?

So, this is what it is like to be like everyone else...

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