Friday, January 15, 2010

Wine. India Arie. Scissors.

...i'm havin' a private party.  ain't nobody here but me, my angels, and my guitar, singing "baby, look how far we've come, yeah."  i'm havin' a private party.  learnin' how to love me.  celebratin' the woman i've become... -India Arie "Private Party"

wine.  India Arie.  scissors.

i cut my locs.  i've been thinking about it for a while now, and for some reason, i finally decided on today.  so i set an appointment with a barber for tomorrow morning.  then i got to work.

i made sure to fit in a couple of stereotypes along the way...i had starting singing "Private Party" to myself on the way home, so i knew i had to listen before the cut.  lit some incense.  poured myself some wine.  found a Law & Order marathon.  said a prayer.  and commenced to cutting what remained of almost 8 years of growth (i had about 6 inches trimmed over a year ago).

i feel good.  aside from a few folks via cell phone shots, no one's seen me yet.  i'll be able to process more about how i feel once i take this new head out for a spin (and actually get a professional cut).  to add to the collection of stereotypes...i definitely feel a sense of peace and renewal.  and the weight of a lot of energy has definitely been released.

 





 









 







 






 








 



















 











...celebratin' the woman i've become...

10 comments:

Kim said...

you are beautiful with or without the locks!

Tina said...

You look beautiful cousin!! It is a wonderful feeling to just run your hand over your head and feel the short, soft hair underneath. Having a short natural has so many benefits: it's beautiful first and foremost, low maintenance (aside from the bi-weekly or monthly barber trim), sexy and it never goes out of style!! Oh, and don't forget about the 5 minute shampoo/conditioning and the quick and easy towel dry. Encourage more women to go this route with their hair-it's the best thing they will ever do! Two thumbs cousin!

LaNeshe said...

Lovely. You go girl!

TavyDay said...

the photo with you holding your locs is dope and worthy of a frame! u look beautiful - i'm glad ur feelin' good. i like when folks are happy - makes me happy too!

udee said...

Lovely!!

Anna Renee said...

Girl, you lookin like da bomb! I feel your vibe! When its time its time! I've grown two sets of locks and chopped two sets back in the day! Do you!!

Nnamdi said...

To be honest ... with a cute face you have the flexibility to do a lot of things ... hair, bald, etc ... Change is the only thing that is constant.

-Nnamdi
http://www.TheFacebookAddiction.com

Max Reddick said...

You have been talking about cutting your locs for quite some time, and I see you have finally gone and done it.

On a more personal note, and I certainly hope you don't take this the wrong way, I love to see women with short hair. I think that it is absolutely beautiful. It speaks to a certain confidence, a certain surety of self. In a word, it is powerful!

Anonymous said...

You look beautiful!!! You know I loved your locs but if you are ready for a change, just do it.

Anonymous said...

ok, that was me..Auntie Cylinda

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