Shamefully I let October pass without acknowledging Breast cancer Awareness month. This disease took my grandmother at 54. She was originally diagnosed at 42. So I am, as they say, high risk. checking, double checking and rechecking every bump along the way. So I was ever determined not to let Movember slip through my fingers. Hence yesterday’s tribute. Of course I couldn’t resist putting her in a crazy Christmas sweater, From Deer to Eternity, that I found on Modcloth.
Speaking of Movember, I have discovered a Soul sister in a Mo Sista. Sarah O’Neill suffers from Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome which causes excessive facial hair growth in women. Much like my own high Cortisol levels do. She has opted to let her hair grow out for the entire month. I myself have battled my own Sasquatch. This is the only thing I am self conscious about. Sadly making me feel less feminine, less beautiful. I’ve spent a pretty penny to make my crazy chin hairs magically disappear. Lately I’ve cringed at the thought of dating, of a man reaching up to caress my face for a goodnight kiss. And this is simply no good my friends. Since that feels so very good.
Years ago when this phenomenon began my friend’s daughter was sitting in my lap. She was chatting on about her day. Absentmindedly she reached up and tenderly started playing with my new chin hairs. My first reaction was to recoil. But in that moment I surrendered. I didn’t want to loose an ounce of the connection we were sharing. Especially not for something so petty as appearance. Now every time I catch myself feeling self conscious I go back to that moment, on that day, in that chair, and let the love wash over. So Sarah you go Girl!
And in keeping with my hair theme, make sure to read Rob Scott’s latest blog entry How Enlightenment is Like Laser Hair Removal. Only Rob could combine two so very intimate things in my own life, personal growth and hair removal. Good God Man, Get out of my head! (tee hee) Rob reminds me to stay positive even when the shit hits the fan. And he has had his own fair share of things to overcome and has dedicated himself to not only his own spiritual evolution but to helping people consciously evolve. Something I think we are in desperate need of these days.
Finally as I head into the weekend I want to share these fabulous braille necklaces. Think of it as retail therapy or maybe holiday shopping. Me? I decided I need two of them. One that says “My Hallow Heart” and the other “My Susurrus Soul”. You can visit Hannah’s blog The Art in Life for a 10% discount and giveaway of these necklaces.
Now I am off for the weekend. Getting away for a short trip with a friend and her man. I decided to be their third wheel and escape my life for a day. See you Monday on the blog!
Blast from This Blogs Past
The Weekend Reading List
- The Booboo of Lieutenant Apollo Latrine ~ I have not loved a heroine this much since Sara Sylvia Cynthia Stout stole my heart in the 70s. Do not walk, RUN, to read this FF masterpiece.
- Confidence, Arrogance, and Escaping the Aggressive/Weak Paradox ~ Seriously there is nothing sexier than a man saying “I’d like to kiss you.”
- The Queen is Dead – a Friday Fictioneers lament ~This is one of my all time favs from FF. Helena captures poetry, mythology and dreams in one fell swoop.
- Wheels ~ A 1000 word short story written by Hannah Sears for 1:1000, a website that matches photos with short fiction. If you ask me this pairing is nothing short of a match made in heaven.
- Movember: A Gentleman’s Guide to the Perfect Stash with infographic