At what point do women decide to cut their locks–in their forties, fifties, or sixties? I tell you, I’ve been resisting the urge to cut a few inches off for way to long. I even have my yummy smelling gluten-free shampoo in my purse now and I’m half tempted to walk in to a hair salon tonight. I mean really, I’m sitting here in this restaurant and wondering–is this hormonal or a right to passage into my maturity as a woman? Six out of the seven women dining at the tables around me have short hair. Please, tell me that I’m not alone on this question.
My daughters are no help. One says cut it and the other says–no don’t. My thoughts are conflicting. I know that I may regret it–so I’m remaining indecisive. Maybe that will calm the thought process down a bit.
It’s feels so strange to give up our youthful image, isn’t’ it? I guess it feels strange, but it is necessary. While I’m not voting to raid our mother’s closets, some of us may need to glare at ourselves in the mirror and have a firm heart to heart chat.
“Stop asking your daughter to borrow her clothes,” we may say.
It’s very strange to see women in their late thirties, forties, and beyond, adorning themselves as if they were sixteen. In my opinion, it makes them look even older. So, that brings me back to my original dilemma–to cut my hair or not. I’ve eaten my soup and salad now and our one-way conversation is now over. Maybe, I will look at Pinterest and get a few haircut ideas for myself tonight, my daughter would be so proud!
“Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.”
Proverbs 31:30 (NIV)