You may recall THIS post. My hair was pretty short for me in that picture.
This is my hair now. Please ignore the crappy self-portrait blank stare.
I get lots of comments on my hair. I get a lot of compliments but I am also now recognized because of my hair. We had dinner at church a few weeks ago and we sit at community tables. We chatted with an older man at our table and talked about what classes we were taking that night. I mentioned I was taking a handbell class and that I was also in choir. He said that he recognized me from the choir from my long hair.
I never meant for my hair to get so long. It was longish in September 2006 when I went to get it cut before going to New York. Then I was stuck in New York and when we got back I was just too busy to bother with it. This fall I finally decided I was going to cut it because it was kind of annoying me and it was only long by default. That is when all the comments started. People would compliment me and if I mentioned I was going to get it cut soon they would all tell me not to! I have people asking me how long I have been growing it out and I tell them it was an accident.
Of course, there’s Luke who loves it long and Lauren who loves to bury her face in my hair and play with it. It is long enough that while at the store yesterday she was holding the ends of it (sitting in the cart) while I was upright pushing the card.
So – I have decided not to cut it for now. I did give it a trim a few weeks ago. I don’t know if it is good or bad to be constantly described by your hair but I figure that at 35 my years for having very long hair are numbered.