Jilara (jilara) wrote,

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Self-expression can be a dangerous thing...

It's funny, for a program that claims that it wants you to be "fully self-expressed," the Landmark Intro Leaders course is run by a lady who has trouble with unconventionality. I remember when I was in it, Clarisse kept fretting over my hair (long and in a ponytail, thank you) and my hosiery/footgear, as well as my...well, unconventional wardrobe. So, in her honor, I put my hair up, now and then, and stuck it full of kanzashi. NOT what she had in mind. But as one of the coaches said, "She needs to manage her own perception of her worldspace." She never got me wearing hose and heels. I did that for years, got the foot problems, and am resolved to not go back. I'd just recently tried it for tango dancing, and regretted it mightily. (I do sometimes wear stockings, usually unusual ones, but never pantyhose.) And as for my personal clothing style...well, I LIKE my personal style, which is pure me.

So, Clarisse was telling my housemate he needs a haircut. Um, his hair is rather wild man, I admit, but hey, it's him. But he got a glint in his eye... It was rather fun redesigning his look, even if he only kept the mohawk (I braided the back of it) overnight. I wanted to dye it green, but no. He's now shaved bald, both of beard and hair. It's rather fun, I do say... I wonder what reaction it will get...

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