Thursday, June 25, 2009

It's Gone, All Gone

The hair is gone. I decided that it would be a good symbolic action to take now that I'm starting my life over after placing my mother in an assisted living facility earlier in the week. I also imagined that I was having 18 months of stress and burn-out clipped away.


Here's before and after. The guy who did the shaving said I entered one man and left another. Funny how something as simple as hair can have such impact on people's views.

16 comments:

ArichNY said...

I like the new look! Here's to a new beginning!

Mom said...

You have the same beautiful blue eyes, so it's OK

Breenlantern said...

You know I'ma bit partial to the buzzed head look, but great pics...both of them. Now start enjoying that freedom....

michael sean morris said...

Either one is a good look, since you are a handsome fella, but I heart symbolism so the gesture wins!

Lacey said...

Yes. It works on many levels. You look younger, and your eyes look bluer, if that's possible. Also, I'm liking the goatee.

Al In The County said...

You're looking good, big guy.

Turtlelove 181 said...

I like it alot!!

Duncan said...

Love the buzz hotstuff!!!

Jenn said...

Ah there's Gavin! Strikingly handsome...buzz is better!

Doralong said...

It's still you either way :)

Here's to new beginnings!

Mark H said...

Since I'm bald, you'd think I like the LONG hair, but no, to this day, I just have that affinity for short hair, so my opinion is probably worth little....I LIKE YOUR NEW look, and the idea of new beginnings. It will be very different, and remember, you'll still be seeing lots of your Mom.

mary said...

I bet it feels as fresh as it looks. New "dos" always seem to give some oomph.

Anonymous said...

OK, I'm sold. It really brings out your gorgeous eyes, and a radical change in hairstyle is a good way to mark major life changes. The goatee rocks!
--Alex

evilganome said...

I have to say I like the short hair better, but then I'm bald so what I think probably doesn't count.

dirkmancuso said...

I'm a fan of the short hair, so I'm loving the new look. And like others have noted, it brings out your gorgeous eyes.

John said...

Good for you! looks great!