I have been cleaning cupboards, closets, and rooms with the mission to organize my chaotic house. It has been freeing to let go of the clutter and at the same time a riot to take a walk through the past coming across old photos.
The other day as I was humming through old photo boxes and watching the movie About a Boy. I looked at one of my photos with horror and then looked at the TV screen.
I reflected back on that time in my awkward youth – voted most unique in my class. It was not a huge stretch that maybe Marcus and I had a lot in common growing up. Only one of many traits bonding us together was the fact that our mother gave us both terrible, no good haircuts!
The worst part of it all was that Marcus is a fictional character and I am not!
As I began to reflect on all of this I began to feel a little healthy resentment towards my mother and decided to call her out on it.
“Mom, I have been going through some old photos and it dawned on me that you decided it a necessity for me to have God awful hair. Why was that?”
“I don’t know.”
“You don’t know. I looked like a boy. It was a terrible haircut.”
“I suppose. But your sisters hair was no better!”
A moment of silence as she tried to dig herself out of that hole.
“Just be lucky that you have hair. Humph!”
“Yes. Mom I am grateful I have hair. I know there are a lot of kids in this world with no hair.”
I never really got a valid answer from her except some vagueness towards that was the times.
I would like to say as I look back on my childhood with fond memories and that my hair was not a big deal.
I can’t! It was a huge deal! I am still bitter!
However, life goes on and fortunately hair can grow.
Darcie Cameron is a RYT 200 who believes Yoga is a gift that is accessible to everyone with proper modifications, a patient smile and just taking the time to breathe. One of the greatest presents you will ever unwrap is when you connect your mind, body and spirit in perfect sync with your own breath. Connect with Darcie on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/darciecameronlovesyoga