Photo by Magh
My sister and I cut each other’s hair. We realized two things: we can save a LOT of money, and it’s not rocket science. (No offense to any stylists out there. I’m sure you know and do things that we have no idea about.) I mean, it’s just hair……if we mess up a little bit, it will grow back. So far, we both think we’re getting the best haircuts we’ve ever gotten. I even started highlighting my sister’s hair (successfully)!
Yesterday, we were swapping haircuts I was cutting hers after just having mine finished. She was fidgeting, and commented, “I think you hold still a lot better than I do.” I just recently finished the book Eat, Pray, Love (LOVED IT!) and told her that the author was working on yogic meditation and said that there is an old Sanskrit text that states that you know you’re doing meditation right, and that you’ve achieved the ultimate, tranquil state if you are sitting still enough that a bird lands on your head. I said, “So, that would be a huge yogic compliment.” She snorted somewhat disdainfully.
Me: “What??? What was the snort about?”
Her: “Because you would COMPLETELY freak out if a bird landed on your head.”
Me: (Deflated) “Oh. So much for yogic goals.”
Because she’s exactly right. As soon as a bird would land on my head, all tranquility and peace would fly out the window, and I would jump up with arms flailing, screaming like a little girl. Read more about my feelings for fowl here (see #11).
May your New Year be full of peace, love, happiness and wonder, and may no birds land on your head. Unless that’s your yogic goal.