Okay, so I had a few requests for this photo…I may add more to this post later, but am in the middle of a meeting at the moment.
Later…Incidentally, some of our nuns told me that this really was a standard haircut in the days of the full habit, when longer hair would have just made it more difficult to put on the veil and all the other linens that went with it.
It is interesting to note the various responses I got…a number of sisters complimented me on the new look. A number just commented that it was really a different look – kind of my own feeling about it… Some said nothing, which is ok, too. I got some other interesting responses – like the sister who when she saw me worried that I may have been sick. Another said I had guts; that she would have stayed home if she ended up with a haircut like this. A friend of mine who likes to tease me unmercifully about many things, took to calling me (I’m sure her intent was meant to be affectionate teasing) Sister Auschwitz, which after several times of hearing it, prompted me to point out to her that it wasn’t a particularly kind thing to say. To her credit, she refrained from repeating this the next day.
I wonder what it is that makes some folks need to give an opinion about something that really doesn’t have anything to do with them… do I do that to others, I wonder?