America, March 21, 2009
How do you like the new buzz cut look?
As a young man, I enjoyed long hair. Midway down my back in a long pony-tail, my hair signified my membership in the surfer tribe. We were the beach bums who could grow our hair long and enjoy the day, unrestricted by convention or conformity.
Fast forward a few years, and my hair was short - clipped to get my first job and kept short thereafter for ease as much as employment. In Russia, I started spiking my hair up, but by this century, it was time to leave youth and keep it short and contained.
Then I started to loose my hair. I went from a widow's peak to receding hair at my temples. And my frustration with my hair increased as its coverage decreased. Starting a year ago I kicked around the idea of shaving my head. Getting rid of all my hair out of annoyance as well as acquiescence to advancing age.
So with spring in the air and change in the wind, it was time to take thought into practice with a mid-afternoon shearing:
Yes, that was Amy trimming my scalp, and I am now sporting a buzz cut worthy of the Marine Corps. Its definitely a new look for me. Question is: do you like it?