“When are we ever gonna get our hands on that stupid lamp!” This weekend was a great long weekend to sort more leftover baggage from 2010. Feels like I’ve dropped an easy 2 tons this weekend.
The whole “lamp” analogy is just about letting go of what I can’t reach, and honestly don’t want to. The idea right now is to just focus on “reach” – as in what I can reach, not “rich” which always seems to be much too expensive for me. Not in the sense of money, but mental currency.
Just this weekend I’ve had a very educational experience working on things that are within reach, and not the things that are so rich. Looking forward to rest of the week now. Besides, I’m seeing that the rich stuff isn’t all it’s cracked up to be and ends up being very high maintenance, like that “stupid lamp”.
On Monday I shaved my head. The responses I received were very interesting, indeed. Most folks I’ve worked with for years at my shop didn’t even recognize me while I was standing next to them in lunch lines or waiting for my turn at the drinking fountain. Those closer to me had no response at all, just a “Oh, you shaved your head.” – that’s it.
So not to read too much into those responses, I think it’s just another type of measuring stick. I’m glad I took the leap, so much seems so different now: the way the back of my head feels on the headrest in my car – the leather is actually much colder than I realized; the way my hoodie creates the sensation of a squirrel or mocking-bird (I’m in FL) landing on my head or that they’ve dropped something on my head during a morning run.
Shaving is quite interesting as well – you have to go really slow or the morning gets weird really quick. Remember the feeling of pizza mouth, you get a bit of really hot pizza stuck to the roof of your mouth? The feeling in the roof of your mouth an hour later is what your head feels like if you rush. I think everyone’s hides are different so YMMV.
The consensus from other head-shaved guys say they have “no intention of growing any hair back”, I’m there too.
Happy New Me.