December 22, 2006

Hair woes!!!

A Greek philosopher once said, “If my son spent more time with his books than he spends at the barber’s and staring at his image in the mirror, he would be a much greater man than what he is now.”

For a long while, I failed to comprehend the depth of this statement, but I should have known that the great Greek philosophers never said anything shallow. One day, a friend came close to me and whispered, “Hey, are you losing your hair? Your hair seems thinner now.”

I was not old then, in my teenage years at most. So, this came as a big shock to me. I was always told that I had nice hair and I always replied, with some pride, “Its all natural. I don’t use anything.”

But after the day my friend told me about my balding head, I began to spend more time in front of the mirror, checking if the hairline had gone back, and every time I looked at myself in the mirror I felt it had gone back by a few millimeters. I decided to experiment with newer hairstyles that would help me hide my receding hairline and, thus, the time I spent at the barber’s, and looking at myself in the mirror began to increase.

Every visit to the barber, since then, has become important because one of these days, I know, will be the last. I try to spend as much time as I can at the barber’s getting my hair pampered and cared for. Who knows if there is any tomorrow for them?


dotbar said...

Isn't it sad that one has to give any thought to such non-important issues like the thickness of one's hair as if that is what defines a person? I don't think it makes one bit of difference.

stev said...


i think we all have some ego in us

but still inside matters most tho

and we can all still look pretty good with shaved heads ;)

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