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This is one of the most powerful talks I’ve watched in awhile.
EVERYONE who loves music should see this. It’s superb.
I opened three of my email accounts to find links to download Paradise Valley.
I love my friends but they’re KILLING me!
E and I are having a private listening party the day of the release and I cannot listen until then.
CANNOT! BREAK! PROMISE! TO! DAUGHTER! (13 year olds hold grudges, y’all!)
Must. Resist. Listening.
Mustn’t. Let. Curiosity. Kill. Me.
In a recent episode of HBO’s The Newsroom, Maggie, a young associate producer on the fictional cable show News Night, cut her long, blonde hair to a short, red pixie. This was foreshadowing. In a later episode, viewers found out why she cut her hair: She’d witnessed the death of Daniel, a little boy she made friends with, while reporting in Uganda. Cutting her hair was a way to express outwardly her inner trauma. She recalled a moment when Daniel touched her hair, during which the boy’s teacher told him that blonde hair was “nothing but trouble.” The connection between the memory and her decision doesn’t really make sense. If the blonde hair is a terrible reminder of the incident, the dye job would make sense, but not the cut. To make the chop all the more dramatic, emphasizing her emotional instability, Maggie cuts it off herself. Plenty of women cut their own bangs and trim their ends. Not many women try to cut a short, complex hairstyle themselves. Unsurprisingly, it doesn’t look very good.
Maggie’s not the only TV heroine to chop off her hair in a moment of distress. At the end of the second season of another HBO show, Girls, Hannah Horvath cuts her hair off during a period of mental illness. In Season 4 of Mad Men, Sally Draper cuts her hair for reasons that may include a desire for her father’s attention, a desire for everyone’s attention, or a need to have some form of control over her life after her parents’ divorce.
The dramatic haircut has had mixed success.
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I almost ALWAYS make a dramatic change in my hair when I’m dealing with something emotionally traumatic (typically relationships or professional issues) and this just made me realize how long it’s been since I’ve felt the need to do it and that realization is powerful.
I’m REALLY happy and grateful to be in the best head and heart space of my life and that everything: career, home, family, friends, relationships and spirituality is all in perfect alignment and balance.
It’s amazing what ridding your life of all (people included, people especially) that which does not strengthen or sustain you can do!