Still always a bridesmaid. Not much to see in this photo taken at Cathy’s 2002 Supreme Court house wedding other than she looks stunning. Oklahoma Supreme Court Justice Marian Opala officiated. Marriage still going strong.
Now that I think about it, Ann is correct that my friends did try to gently nudge me to back away from the curling rods. Selective listening for sure! Why is it so hard to change your hair for some people? People like me. I have a friend whose hair I have seen dyed platinum, black, pink, purple, blue, red, platinum with a pink stripe, platinum with a purple stripe, black with a purple stripe, and black with a pink stripe. She’s not a rock star or a roller derby girl. (though she could totally be either!) She’s a mother with three children and a responsible job. I think I would fall over if she turned up with brown hair because that wouldn’t suit her at all. She owns her hair color and I totally admire that. Cathy is the same way with respect to haircuts. She’s had long, short and everything in between. I, on the other hand, rearrange my furniture regularly and throw out old clothing. I have kids and I roll with the changes. I follow trends. Except when it comes to hair. I have a photo of Jennifer Goodwin staring at me as I try to get up the nerve to cut all my hair off after I’ve been growing it long for six years. I’m sort of obsessed with Twiggy’s hair as a model too. As a certified weenie when it comes to cutting my hair, I can only imagine what it is like for people to lose their hair from chemo treatments, or from other maladies. I was spared in that regard. When I didn’t know what my treatment was going to entail, I imagined myself with no hair. I feel shallow saying that it was terrifying. And I know losing your hair is not the worst part by any stretch. To those of you who have lost your hair to cancer or otherwise, no platitudes, just “that sucks”.