Photo Essay

Me after Dad

Pardon Me, but.....

Here's the thing. When Dad died on Saturday, June 20th around 6:30 a.m. EST, I had scheduled an appt. at a new Beauty Parlour....waited 2 mos. to get one with the owner of "Hair Peace". Anyway, my appt. was at 1:30, so I went. While I waited for him to finish with his last client, I started taking photos - alot of photos! Finally my time came. I told Bruce that I wanted gray streaks like Annie Leibowitz. He said he couldn't make that happen in one session, so I said, "Just make me look good for the funeral on Tuesday," I should have known, since most of the beauticians had either chartreuse or hot pink streaks in their hair. Although, Bruce had regular medium length brown hair. To get to the point, he dyed my hair black, with two strands of violet framing my face. He told me the violet will turn to gray eventually. I don't know, I've washed my hair 5/6 time and my hair is still bright purple. After he dyed it, he asked, "Where do you work?" I replied, "Merrill Lynch". He said, "OMG".....thought I was "just" a bohemian artist. Well, the younger men at the office seem to like it, so I might try another "colour" in August. Suffice it to say, I expressed my creative side at Dad's funeral....and, somehow, it felt okay. Thank you, J-E.

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9 responses

  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (2 Jul 2009):

    Nice story and nice shots, I'm sure your dad was looking down and smiling..

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (2 Jul 2009):

    A lovely tribute I am sure that you Dad would be proud of you and your artistic side! I voted!

  • Judy Wanamaker

    Judy Wanamaker (Deleted) gave props (2 Jul 2009):

    A great way to express your "individuality". Great story, and great shots. :-)


    JOE FAILK gave props (2 Jul 2009):

    A great way to express yourself Vote!!!

  • Maura Wolfson-Foster

    Maura Wolfson-Foster said (2 Jul 2009):

    Thanks, Guys - you are The BEST....!!!!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (3 Jul 2009):

    Hell...Yeah! It rocks!

  • Maura Wolfson-Foster

    Maura Wolfson-Foster said (4 Jul 2009):

    Thanks John :)

  • Joy B

    Joy B gave props (20 Jul 2009):

    Sorry about your dad. Hair doesn't make the woman - but it sure can change our feellings about ourselves at times!

  • Maura Wolfson-Foster

    Maura Wolfson-Foster said (10 Aug 2009):

    Actually I'm sort of enjoying showing my 'inner' on the outside! Thanks Joy......

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