Thursday, February 28, 2013

Skulls.

I had a dream last week.

In it, I was walking with my sister and a friend - sometimes one, sometimes the other - and we happened upon a graveyard. It was also a park, and a playground. Sometimes it was covered in snow, and other times it was raining as it usually does in Vancouver. There were tombstones and above ground graves, and large moss-or-snow-covered skulls.

We played in the silent fields of the dead.


I'd like to take a moment to shout-out to Cory of New World Witchery, who did a reading for me not long before. I won't get into details, but suffice to say he pointed me in a direction that I now understand. Anything interesting that comes of all of this will surely be reported here on the blog.


In unrelated news, did I mention I chopped my hair off? I am rocking what one of my stylist friends calls, "a statement bob." I actually have had short hair for most of my adult life - it was only when I started burlseque that I really decided to keep it long. My sister and I had a conversation about it before we both went and got new haircuts (Voodoo now has the Mia Farrow Vidal Sassoon cut) that was brougth about by another conversation she had with Jungle Cat. Jungle Cat has long dreadlocks - they actually look very cool. But she confessed to my sibling that she felt maybe she should instead get her hair done in a vintage style.

I've kept my hair vintage for a few years now, as shocking as that is to me. I've pin-curled it, slept on rollers, twisted it into victory rolls. I certainly don't regret it - I loved the way it looked. I did notice that in recent months I'd started to get lazier - I'd flat iron it more often, or roll it up into the sock bun. One day my own sister actually didn't recognise me because I had my hair in the sock bun and my glasses on. "I thought you were a hipster!"

So I had my hair cut. And the second after I had it done, I wondered why on earth I'd bothered keeping it long. I did no cry or have regrets. This is something I've never understood when I watch makeover shows - bitches always be crying when the hairstylist comes at them with scissors. Nevermind that they look like they have Mormon-wife-hair with split ends.

It stems, pretty clearly I think, from the idea that long hair is more feminine. At the last Taboo Revue, my sister and I preformed a little skit in which I read actual stripping tips from Cosmo's website and she acted them out. To quote:

"If you have long locks, play with them and flip them around whenever you have the chance. Guys go berserk for this, because flowing hair is such a feminine attribute. They’ll imagine it brushing against their skin, and running their fingers through it."

 Oh, Cosmo. You with your man-pleasing focus. Anyway. Voodoo has... no hair now, so she clipped fake hair to her head and whipped it like a helicopter. 

I'm not going to rag on women with long hair. If you have great long hair, more power to you. Mostly what I'm getting at is that I'm surprised at myself that by simply getting into a subculture I felt I should look a certain way. Granted, it was a nice way to look, but it could sometimes feel a bit limiting. 


New hair. New apartment. New job contract. New magical and spiritual happenings. 2013 seems pretty bitchin so far.
If you have long locks, play with them and flip them around whenever you have the chance. Guys go berserk for this, because flowing hair is such a feminine attribute. They’ll imagine it brushing against their skin, and running their fingers through it. - See more at: http://www.cosmopolitan.com/sex-love/tips-moves/how-to-strip-for-your-man?click=main_sr#slide-6
If you have long locks, play with them and flip them around whenever you have the chance. Guys go berserk for this, because flowing hair is such a feminine attribute. They’ll imagine it brushing against their skin, and running their fingers through it. - See more at: http://www.cosmopolitan.com/sex-love/tips-moves/how-to-strip-for-your-man?click=main_sr#slide-6
If you have long locks, play with them and flip them around whenever you have the chance. Guys go berserk for this, because flowing hair is such a feminine attribute. They’ll imagine it brushing against their skin, and running their fingers through it. - See more at: http://www.cosmopolitan.com/sex-love/tips-moves/how-to-strip-for-your-man?click=main_sr#slide-6

1 comment:

  1. Here's to mystical mayhem in 2013! And cool hair (no matter the length)!

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