(The new cut actually looked a little Justin Bieber-ish at first, but then the stylist and I talked about pixie bangs and all was well with the world.)
I don't know how I found out about Locks of Love, or really why I've donated to it three times now. Mostly, to be honest, it's an excuse to get a funky haircut every once in a while. But at work today - amidst the squeals of "Oh my god! You cut your hair!" - a coworker brought it home for me...
"A friend of mine had cancer, and went through the whole thing...treatments, hair loss... Those donations really get used."
And when I uploaded the "after" picture to Facebook, I got these comments:
In Israel, when someone gets new clothes, or a new car, or a haircut, you say "titchadesh" for a man or "titchadshi" for a woman. It means "may this new thing bring you renewal." I really like that. And I think it's especially appropriate for something like Locks of Love. So go in love, locks! Time for something new.