Saturday, December 26, 2009

On an Ode to Hair: May the hair of my head declareth the power of Thy sovereignty and might

The limbs of my body testify to Thy unity, and the hair of my head declareth the power of Thy sovereignty and might. —Bahá’u’lláh
Hair has always been a big deal in our family. My son Rahmat got his hair cut yesterday.  He has had big hair for years, so that is quite a change. This is how he looked today, walking with his bike to the bus stop headed back home to his apartment.
This photo above is of me (r) back in 1971. Hair was a big deal to me as I was coming into adulthood. Afros became the rage. The musical "Hair" was a hit back in 1968.
Chris Rock's "Good Hair" has been a topic of cultural discussion.
My son Taraz caught an impromptu barbershop scene in the video footage he did at Louis Gregory Institute back in 2005. We all go to great effort to have our appearance be pleasing to our peers and in the eyes of God.
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All this got me to thinking about the diversity of hair styles existent in the world. So here is my ode to hair.-gw

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