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.
It doesn't mean you're going to get bald any time soon. It might just stop at the tonsure. You might hide it with longer hairs. There are worse effects of the ageing process. I know all about that. "Age is a matter of mind, if you don't mind, it doesn't matter!"ReplyDelete
La calvitie serait une sorte d'aubaine étant donné la conjoncture sanitaire.Delete
I haven't had hair like this since the 1970's, I wonder how long it might get.ReplyDelete
How long your hair might get, or mine? Actually, mine was all shorn off this morning.Delete
How do you say "comb over" in French? I think your hair is longer than mine right now. I had a haircut in May by someone who cuts hair in people's homes that my daughter uses. The photo out your back gate is beautiful. You are blessed being able to see a big sky view every day.ReplyDelete
Try searching on this: calvitie mèche rabattueDelete
I did cut my husbands hair once but now he can return to the professionals....I won't let him cut mine thoReplyDelete
Do y'all have fans at least as I assume no ac
You're right, no AC, but we do have fans. As usual, it's much cooler today, but a little humid.Delete
By "fans" I meant ventilateurs électriques, of course — not people cheering us on.ReplyDelete
You also have lots of fans who cheer you on! :)Delete
I heartily second what BettyAnn said?Delete
You’re still on the green side of the grass, who cares what your hair, or head, looks like. ;) Will you post an “after” selfie tomorrow?ReplyDelete
Yes, I will. Two of them, to save my honor.Delete
It feels good to get a haircut when your hair is too long, that's for sure. I learned the word tonsure that chm used up there, when teaching about Ronsard -- we laughed at the idea of learning a word like that in French class :) Age is wisdom, experience, knowledge, friendships, love, understanding of the world and how it works... it's a good thing.ReplyDelete
As a matter of fact it is the same word in English :-)
A glass of wine will alleviate any memory of this issue. You still have a lot of hair.ReplyDelete