Chemo may be over, but I have a long time ahead without hair. I find myself inspired by some pretty creative people out there, who know how to use fabric and tying techniques... Alicia Keys for example!
Little Edie, from the 1975 documentary Grey Gardens is probably the most creative of them all, when it comes to head covers. I just had to revisit the film about Jackie Kennedy's cousin, who lived for years with her mother (both recluses) in a crumbling mansion. It was hard not chuckling at the 57 year old woman, as she pranced about in one odd costume after another.
It's unclear why she lost her hair, but she became very clever at using more than just scarves to cover her head. A sweater, fastened with a broach was a favorite. As I watched this time, I was more focused on the head decor than when I watched years ago. I also found myself more sad watching the dysfunctional pair, living in their odd, private world. I decided i should channel Edie's creativity, but try not to make fun.
Creativity at the Cabin
So I kept Little Edie's creativity in mind when we were at the cabin a few days ago. We had some fun, stretching and twisting fabrics onto our heads. Don was able to find a curious internet deal and ordered a set of Kingree Outdoor Multifunctional Sports Magic Scarves!
Taking Our Pick
We each picked a design we liked and had a little fun with the simple, tubular pieces of stretchy material.
We didn't have broaches or fancy textures like Little Edie, but we did our best. I can only imagine how much fun she would have had with these things.
Dear Edie, may she rest in peace. I'm going to try not to feel sad thinking about her quirky behavior and existence. I'm just going to focus on her odd yet positive spirit. Thanks for the inspiration!
I started this complaining list/blog, in May 2016. I posted 200 gripes about my breast cancer and then I was done.
On March 13, 2020, I started venting all over again, when another disease (starting with a C) interfered with my life. Only this time, it was affecting more than me. I ranted for a year, until I got my vaccine in March 2021.
Coronary Artery Disease was the reason I restarted this blog on September 26, 2021. This time it was Don who was dealing with a worry that started with the letter "C".
Coronavirus and Cancer, Coronary Artery Disease! All are evil, but none can totally get me down... if I vent! I usually end up feeling a little more positive at the end of each post!