Antennae: About My Hair
I always feel I am at my most creative, my most grounded and my most attractive when my hair is long. All of my hair...beard and all. My hair is a kind of antennae reaching out to get closer to Elsewhere or to the Mothership or the Motherland. It’s my own cluster of lightening rods that draw the world down and into my brain with a conductive force that jolts my imagination into full bloom. It’s my muse.
On December 28th I started locking my hair. I've wanted to for years and something about the dumpster fire that was 2017 made me want to extend myself further into the world. To become more receptive. To reach further. My hair, as with may people of color, is personal and consuming. I'm fascinated by it. I love my hair. I love that I can transform it into pretty much what ever I want. And so...I'm excited to take this particular journey with my hair at this moment in time. I'm now officially in my late 30's, something that happened so quickly it sort of took my breath away. It was like BOOM...you just got that much closer to 40. Don't get me wrong I love aging. I love getting wise, stronger, better. It was just a bit of a shock.
So, as I approached my 37th year of life on this planet I’m changing a lot of things and my hair is a physical manifestation of those changes. (Quick side bar: some of you will have the urge to touch my little starter locs when you see me. Please don’t. Love you to pieces but it’s not really good for the locking process)
So if you have tips, advice, wisdom leave a comment for your boy!