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Thursday, July 2, 2009

Perspective...

OK, so my hair still looks like crap. I spent all day yesterday whinging about it and feeling sorry for myself. See, I'm going out tonight with a bunch of people I've never met (I joined a local social networking club) and the thought of new people seeing me with ugly hair made me feel icky. Then, last night, I read Hebba's post about her new physical therapy patient. It made me cry. Then I read Tabitha's post about her sister and nieces. It made me cry, too. Then I went to my friend Maithri's blog, where he's writing about his time in Swazililand and his work with AIDS patients, and I cried some more.

Then I looked in the mirror and laughed. Because I'm a moron. A big, whingey moron.

Yes, my hair looks like crap. But it will grow out soon enough. Hebba's PT patient can't bring his wife or his dog back to life. Tabitha's sister and nieces can't bring their husband and father back. Maithri can't heal most of the people with whom he'll come into contact (but he will try his damndest).

So, thank you Hebba, Tabitha, and Maithri for some much-needed perspective!

And stop laughing at my hair, damn it! ;)

20 comments:

Protege said...

Diane, it is all relative; sometimes we all need some perspective in our lives.:))
I hope you enjoy your night out today.;))
xo

sherri said...

Hey, we're all in this together and sometimes we need a wake up call. But I'm with ya' on the hair thing...until wake-up calls have put my hair in perspective, I've shared in your sorrow. Recently.

I bet you look adorable anyway!

Stu Pidasso said...

Drives me nuts when the hair guy butchers my 'do (and it is hard to screw up a flat top). But think of it this way, the next meeting when you have the cut you like, the new social club will be gaga over it.

Besides, we love you for your wit, sarcasm, sparkling conversation, solid moral make-up and well raised daughter.....not the look of your hairstyle.

I hope you are feeling better.

Cheers and happy 4th to you and all your loved ones!!

lisa said...

Looking forward to hearing about your new group. They'll love you no matter what.

swenglishexpat said...

Diane, what can a bloke say about women's hair? Nothing much, but I do sympahtise. :-)

blognut said...

You're gorgeous. I know it and you should know it.

XOXO

mo.stoneskin said...

Don't worry I wasn't laughing. Hope you have a great time.

Chris@Maugeritaville said...

Look, no day with hair is a "bad hair day". So get over it.

Heather said...

Can't wait to hear about your night out with your new friends.
And your hair will get better, I promise. :)

Tabitha@ichoosebliss said...

Have a blast meeting new people sweet friend!!

lizspin said...

Isn't it the truth!

only a movie said...

Have a GREAT time on your night out. :-)

only a movie said...

Diane - I just saw this on another blog and thought of you.

http://operationbeautiful.com/

Michelle said...

My mother would say "Well at least you have hair"....but she hates everyone with hair right now, having lost hers from the chemo :)

Yeah........perspective. Go have fun, you might meet someone who's dream hair is on your head.

xxx

hebba said...

Hey, don't sweat feeling bad about hair. I have a theory that the most powerful people in the world are hairdressers. Because they have complete control over how you are going to feel for the two weeks following their actions. And hey...it's HAIR! (hair's important)

GutsyWriter said...

I read both of your posts about your hair and since I'm new to your blog, I thought, poor you, as the same thing happened to me in my 30's. I spent the whole decade with bleached blond hair, that broke off like dry spaghetti. Yours doesn't sound as drastic. No photos?

Annie K said...

I throw the best pity parties ever...complete with fabulous w(h)ine from Oregon.

Thanks for putting it all into perspective. ;)

dianne said...

There are all of these other unhappy things going but your hair is important to you and so is feeling happy about yourself...and I know you wanted to look your best for this social networking club.
I'm sure they will all love you bad hair or not as you are such a lovely girl.
Your hair will grow back and it will lighten up so go and have a great time. ♡

Stinking Billy said...

Well, I still think you are lovely - always did. x

LMN said...

Yes, isn't it amazing what we can get through when we take a step back and look at the big picture.

Thank you, as always, for the reminder. xoxox