Dare to Be

If you Dare wig cropped
“If You Dare” – Raquel Welch Wig

I can put on my hair just like a hat,
but I’m still silver gray underneath that.

Which is prettier? which is more real?
it’s the way that you wear yourself, it’s the way that you feel!

In learning to “be” there are times not to see,
the way others look, and that includes me,
at the colour I wear or the length of my hair.

So be slightly crazy
the times getting shorter
until all that is left
is the things that you “oughta”
do.

© ceenoa

“On This Day” Repost – Question 34: Hair – (Delilah & the Beanie)

Good old FB – throwing up another of my weird wonderings from this day in 2015.  

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Hair.

That stuff that sticks out of our skin, often where we don’t want it, but mainly on our head.  Sometimes we get upset when it doesn’t stick out of our skin (but that’s mainly Men, and they are a notoriously contradictory species)!

Short, long, curly, straight, blonde, brunette, redhead, grey –  it’s usually there just hanging around, doing it’s thing – or not – depending on the weather, how you slept, what time you got up this morning and if there was any goop left in your styling product container of choice!

It may seem like an innocent thing, but have you considered that your hair actually has a secret agenda?  Yep, you read me, a secret agenda, take a minute and consider the following scenario …

You get out of bed, your short hair is tousled (say that word a few times and you come to doubt your understanding of English) in an attractive “I don’t give a hoot what you think – I love it” way, and off you go to work feeling like you’re made of steel – nothing will get to you today.  Your hair is your strength and will protect you from the sneers of trend-setter Delilah in HR (especially because you don’t go to sleep at work – unlike stupid Samson – and also because you stole her scissors yesterday).

OR

You get out of bed, your short hair is sticking out at an angle that would make an isosceles triangle blush.  No amount of goop will make it stick down, and there is a disconcerting idea forming in your mind that you maybe should just stick a beanie on your head and be done with it.  You just know it is going to be the day that the very attractive person, who has been hanging around long-haired, perfectly coiffured Delilah in HR, comes over to talk to you.  This will cause you to wish that you HAD worn the beanie so you could pretend that;
a) Facebook asked you to wear your beanie at work to show support for {insert your football team of choice} or,
b) that your Great Aunt, who just lost the last of her hair to Chemo and asked you to wear the Beanie as a sign of family solidarity.
Unfortunately you didn’t choose the beanie, and you look like a reject from the “Fastest Sheep Sheared by a Novice” contest.

SEE, your hair has dictated your mood, personality and ability to think of plausible reasons for wearing/not wearing a beanie.

Not buying it yet – ok, what about this.

Silky, soft, shiny, short, smart, spiky, sophisticated, stylish, sexy (weird how many “s” words describe hair).

Comb-over, Blue rinse, Split ends, fly away, wind blown, coarse, mousy, greasy (apply them to a description about your hair and see how you feel).

What does your hair say about you? It’s out there – and there’s no keeping it under the hat!

 

Shave Day

Today was the day
to get rid of the greyThe Grey

“I’ll get it dyed” you might hear some say
But I had in mind a more radical way

Shave Day (38)

I did the Big Shave
Fundraising to save

Shave Day (74)

Research for a Cause
we all can applaud

Shave Day (62)
Three Generations of “Shavers”

So if you want to see
a world Cancer free
take a moment to help
and sponsor me.

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Please click here to Sponsor Me

for

“Worlds Greatest Shave” – The Leukaemia Foundation

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THANK YOU 

To my fellow bloggers who took the time and made the effort to sponsor me, I really appreciate your donation, and as promised in my previous post I have made a further donation myself in honour of yours.

The DEED will be done AGAIN

It’s that time of year again – Shave Time!

March 12th is the date this year when will be shaving head, right down to a No.1, for the Worlds Greatest Shave. Any money I raise will go to the Leukemia Foundation here in Australia, to help those suffering from cancer.

My daughter, my 80 year old Mother and I have again formed a team and hope to raise more than last years total of $3694 (all raised in 2 weeks).  For every  sponsor I get from Blogland I plan to donate another $10, so if you are kind enough to donate please leave a comment.

If you would like to sponsor me to help raise money for a worthy cause, and want to see my “bald” photos, -well, even if you don’t want to see my bald photos – you can donate on my profile page on the Leukemia Foundation website.

This post shows what I looked like last year, and the poem I wrote about the experience.

Ceenoa

my hair is gone
and fallen
upon the salon floor
black & grey
fine curly strands
adorn my head no more.

I feel quite liberated
like a weight has been removed
I could dance the light fandango
and get right in the groove
I highly recommend it
being bald’s the way to go.

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Bald is Beautiful (I hope) – Worlds Greatest Shave

Patiently waiting for my Hats to arrive, and frantically trying to learn “20 different ways to tie a scarf”!
Played “Wigs” with my Mum and daughters on the weekend, it is amazing how different they can make you look.
At his late stage it does not look like I am going to reach my personal goal, but at least I have raised some money.
SO, only 3 more sleeps till we three are bald.

3 heads with hair (2)

Ceenoa

us three

This is my hair.  I’ve done many weird things to it in my lifetime, but I am about to do the most extreme thing ever – I’m shaving it off, right down to a No.1 for the Worlds Greatest Shave. Any money I raise will go to the Leukemia Foundation here in Australia, to help those suffering from cancer.

My daughter and I have formed a team and hope to raise $1000 in the next fortnight. For every  sponsor I get from Blogland I plan to donate another $1, so if you are kind enough to donate please leave a comment.

I am sponsoring my 80 year old Mum and my 70 year old Aunt, who are going to shave also.

If you would like to sponsor me to help me raise money for a worthy cause, and want to see my “bald” photos, -well, even if you don’t want…

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Bald is Beautiful (I hope) – Worlds Greatest Shave

us three

This is my hair.  I’ve done many weird things to it in my lifetime, but I am about to do the most extreme thing ever – I’m shaving it off, right down to a No.1 for the Worlds Greatest Shave. Any money I raise will go to the Leukemia Foundation here in Australia, to help those suffering from cancer.

My daughter and I have formed a team and hope to raise $1000 in the next fortnight. For every  sponsor I get from Blogland I plan to donate another $1, so if you are kind enough to donate please leave a comment.

I am sponsoring my 80 year old Mum and my 70 year old Aunt, who are going to shave also.

If you would like to sponsor me to help me raise money for a worthy cause, and want to see my “bald” photos, -well, even if you don’t want to see my bald photos – you can donate on my profile page on the website.

Not sure how I’m going to feel “bald”, but I’m trying not to think too much about it.

Hats, hats, got to find some hats.

Question 34: Hair – (Delilah & the Beanie)

Hair.

That stuff that sticks out of our skin, often where we don’t want it, but mainly on our head.  Sometimes we get upset when it doesn’t stick out of our skin (but that’s mainly Men, and they are a notoriously contradictory species)!

Short, long, curly, straight, blonde, brunette, redhead, grey –  it’s usually there just hanging around, doing it’s thing – or not – depending on the weather, how you slept, what time you got up this morning and if there was any goop left in your styling product container of choice!

It may seem like an innocent thing, but have you considered that your hair actually has a secret agenda?  Yep, you read me, a secret agenda, take a minute and consider the following scenario …

You get out of bed, your short hair is tousled (say that word a few times and you come to doubt your understanding of English) in an attractive “I don’t give a hoot what you think – I love it” way, and off you go to work feeling like you’re made of steel – nothing will get to you today.  Your hair is your strength and will protect you from the sneers of trend-setter Delilah in HR (especially because you don’t go to sleep at work – unlike stupid Samson – and also because you stole her scissors yesterday).

OR

You get out of bed, your short hair is sticking out at an angle that would make an isosceles triangle blush.  No amount of goop will make it stick down, and there is a disconcerting idea forming in your mind that you maybe should just stick a beanie on your head and be done with it.  You just know it is going to be the day that the very attractive person, who has been hanging around long-haired, perfectly coiffured Delilah in HR, comes over to talk to you.  This will cause you to wish that you HAD worn the beanie so you could pretend that;
a) Facebook asked you to wear your beanie at work to show support for {insert your football team of choice} or,
b) that your Great Aunt, who just lost the last of her hair to Chemo and asked you to wear the Beanie as a sign of family solidarity.
Unfortunately you didn’t choose the beanie, and you look like a reject from the “Fastest Sheep Sheared by a Novice” contest.

SEE, your hair has dictated your mood, personality and ability to think of plausible reasons for wearing/not wearing a beanie.

Not buying it yet – ok, what about this.

Silky, soft, shiny, short, smart, spiky, sophisticated, stylish, sexy (weird how many “s” words describe hair).

Comb-over, Blue rinse, Split ends, fly away, wind blown, coarse, mousy, greasy (apply them to a description about your hair and see how you feel).

What does your hair say about you? It’s out there – and there’s no keeping it under the hat!

Food Rant Diversion to Reality

I was going to have a rant about food – the fact that I’m eating it constantly even though I’m not hungry, how my eating is out of control, how I don’t know what to do, blah, blah, blah. 

Then I thought, SHUT UP! 

 D2 asked me to cut her hair again, so I did, and it turned out quite well. 

ImageI coloured my hair with Indigo, and by tomorrow my silvery grey hair will have turned purple. 

I played games on the computer,

It was a beautiful day, mild & warm, and I pottered a bit in the garden,

ImageI uploaded some photos from yesterday.

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I friend messaged me and we made a lunch date for tomorrow.

In short, I enjoyed myself.

So, no whining from me today.

thanks for listening.