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This afternoon I stopped at a friend's house. She was baking a plum cake that had bubbled over in the oven, filling up the apartment with smoke. Now, at home, my hair smells like a combination of campfire and burnt sugar. I love it when my hair holds on to scents like that, when I'm building a fire or burning incense, the way it carries the smell of whatever room I was in last, my boyfriend's pillow, my perfume, my shampoo.

I am painfully, fiercly attached to my long hair, to the point where I find myself secretly resenting people who even suggest that they chop off their gorgeous manes (even though I'll admit that sometimes they do look better...or at least just as pretty as before.) I wore a much shorter style during my first couple years at college, but these days it's been a mighty long time since I cut anything besides my bangs and a few layers here and there.

Oh that's what it is--my hair smells like roasting marshmallows! Man, what could be better than that?

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9 comments:

Suzy said...

Dude, I was just noticing that my hair still smells like this danish guy i was bouncing around with at the pains' show on wednesday. And that I need a thinning out, so hopefully my totally emo teenaged sister hasn't used up all the razor blades since you last coached me in the ways of slicing locks.

...joked an insensitive Suzy. When you're already on your way to hell, there's really no point in holding back.

angela said...

I love your locks! Whenever my hair gets long, it gets all tangled and very very unattractive without a good cut every few months.

sarah said...

its all about the reach-around. sounds dirty, and maybe it is in a way, but i HAVE to be able to tug my hair when i reach behind my back. head tilting not allowed...

Ringo, have a banana! said...

Ahaha "it's all about the reach-around", new favorite phrase??

Sara H. said...

My hair was as long as yours... but a few weeks ago I took the plunge and chopped it all off! I really want to go all the way and do a pixie, but I'm still working up the courage. The short hair feels really great right now, but I'm sure come winter when my poor little neck will be exposed to the cold, I'll be cursing myself. Speaking of hair, have you seen the trailer for the Chris Rock doc about African-American hair?

KLEE said...

i had long hair and i chopped it off a year back, its now painfully growing, slowly..

wished it bcomes ultra long overnight, lol

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kaitlin said...

I cut all my curly locks off when I first went into highschool into a pixie cut and every woman in the salon cried. However, the last time I cut my hair was about 6 months ago and I'm trying to, yes, get it back down to there. The pre-Raphaelite hairstyle is really appealing to me lately, I want the option of walking outdoors with no top on and no one knowing the difference. :) And nothing feels better than a super long high ponytail swinging behind you! I miss the sensation!

Emma said...

Hmm... in theory I'm with you. But in reality - man, I LOVE it when I've just had my hair cut so it's a short bob resting on my neck. It just gives the best feeling of freedom as I shake my head around :)

Trains and Sewing Machines said...

I completely agree with you, long hair is AWESOME. I've been growing mine for a while now and i just love it. I also loooooove fire smoke smell and I love how it stays in my hair and clothes...mmmmm :)