Self-Image & Hair

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“Hair brings one’s self-image into focus; it is vanity’s proving ground.  Hair is terribly personal, a tangle of mysterious prejudices.”

Shana Alexander

There is no question that we use our self-image to project ourselves to the outside world, for who are we but what we appear to be?  The healthy soul is what it appears to be; it need be not a thing more or less.

What we project is a vision; the first and easiest thing we see of anyone else, or them of us, is hair.  We look for the hair instinctively, it is a drive so profound that that is it lodged in our deepest inner brain, it is a survival action of the earliest order.  In our far distant past what we saw told us of the health, hygiene, temperament, and success of the person we viewed.  It told us about our survival.

Today, still wrapped in a veiled of distant instincts, our modern outer brain takes over after the urge to look is controlled, and we look for the same things but using bigger words.

Nothing entices the senses as does my hair.