that one time, i did that one thing, on that one full moon. 🌕
here's what i wrote about it last year: [straight catharsis right here. it took me forever to finally do this. 20 years. bucket list stuff, really.
thinking a lot about my grandma through this process. she is, for certain, the most steady energetic force in my life, to this day. despite passing 27 years ago.
thinking about how she lost all her hair, and not by her control. thinking about how much she valued her presentation of coiffed hair, and pretty earrings. trying to imagine what it would be like to have to surrender all that and watch chemo take its toil. thinking about all the badass warrior folk I know that have also fought that battle and live to tell.
I'm fortunate enough to be on the better side of optimal health. my hair is healthy and strong, and is one of my favorite features, ever since I was a wee one. I loved it and I still do.
this shedding though... this I do ceremonially. it is for those that haven't had the choice... it's for all the intense grief I've known in my own life, over things I could never have controlled... and it's because beauty truly is a quality of the soul, not the eyes.
I do this as a humble reminder that I am infinitely fortunate. and like the lineage of powerful women that came before, and those that currently surround me... I forever belong to a tribe of resilient badass warriors.
happy full moon, moon roarers. 🎈]
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