Archive for January 12th, 2016

Notes on my hair

January 12, 2016

By Matthew E. Milliken
Jan. 12, 2016

I wear my hair in two styles, which I’ll describe in a moment. Essentially the only picture I’ve ever seen of myself, or at least of my post-infant self, that hasn’t shown either of the two aforementioned hairstyles was one taken in elementary school, a school portrait. It showed me with a bowl cut, no part to be found. I think I look goofy in that picture, and I hate it.

My hair is dark brown now, if not actually black, and has been for years. When I was younger, however, my hair was different: It was blond, or at least dirty blond. That light(er) color in this elementary-school picture, and when I look at it, for a fleeting moment, I think I might be looking at a picture of my sibling, whose hair stayed lighter for far longer than mine.

Now, about those hairstyles. For as long as I can remember, when my hair is short, I have parted it on the left. One of my favorite pictures of myself is also a school portrait, taken I believe in junior high school, that I believe shows off this hairstyle to good effect.

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