I did something this morning that I'm not sure I've ever done before. I took a selfie. It's been six months now since my last haircut. I wanted to see what the back of my head looked like, so I stood with my back to the bathroom mirror.
And I'm shocked to see what a big bald spot I have on the back of my head! I had no idea. I knew my hair was thinning on top, but I hadn't seen the back of my head in decades. Connais-toi toi-même, the ancient Greeks said. I guess it's time to take stock. And get a haircut. I'm going to ask Walt to give me a buzz cut today. We were going to do the haircut yesterday, but I got busy and well... it didn't happen. I cut his hair a few weeks ago.
How many times have I posted photos like the one above? More than I can count. We are coming out of a period called un pic de chaleur in France — a brief heat wave. The temperature outside hit 32ºC yesterday. That's about 90ºF. And inside the house, up in the loft, the temperature was 30.9C in the afternoon — about 88F. We're more comfortable at 68F. It's hot in here this morning. I have all the windows open, and I'm feeling a few breaths of air. We're supposed to have some thunder showers today as cooler air off the Atlantic moves over the region.