Is everybody, even basically unassuming folks, just a little vain about something, or is it just me?
I realized the other day that I’m quite vain about my hair. (To be fair, ignoring it would be difficult; it is Legion!) I always thought that because I didn’t fuss with it very much, I must not be very attached to it…but it’s probably more accurate to say that I don’t fuss with it very much because I don’t believe that fussing with it is good for it. My no-blow-dryer, no-hairspray, no-heavy-chemicals-or-harsh-soaps edict is a bit more fashionista than monastery, I fear.
I knew when I realized that I have four devices with which to preen my hair — a plastic brush, a fine plastic comb, a boar-bristle brush and an ox-horn comb — and that I use them all regularly, and for specific types of follicular manipulation.
FOUR! Henry David Thoreau would have a heart-attack at the sight of that, probably.
Hm. Well, hopefully my complete failures at things like fingernails, makeup and clothing will buy me some austerity-points when I need them!
And, for fun, a non-exclusive list of AWESOME MARTIAL ARTS MOVIES TO SEE IF YOU HAVEN’T:
* Iron Monkey
* Drunken Master
* Once Upon A Time in China (all of them!)
* The One
* Kung Fu Hustle
* Shaolin Soccer
* The Big Fight