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The Road Less Travelled

In every life there are, in retrospect, moments which define that particular life.  We look back and we see how this choice at this time forever altered our lives.  Often they seem like inconsequential, even trivial decisions at the time, but they prove to have set in motion consequences that far outweigh the initial event.  Our lives are full of these moments.

Sometimes, if we are really focused, we can identify these moments as we live them.  In those rare moments of clarity we realize that we are at a pivotal juncture and that the choice before us will be a defining moment.  Events are such that we cannot continue to float along, unthinking.  A choice must be made.

I have reached one of these forks in the road.  I am faced with a decision which, while perhaps not earth-shaking, does have particular consequences.  I cannot continue as things are now.

I either need to get a haircut, or buy a pony-tail holder.

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  1. howardNo Gravatar | September 24, 2006 at 1:28 am | Permalink

    This is the kind of life crisis I encounter when making facial hair decisions – so the rhetoric is familiar to me.

    I say go for the ponytail – that’ll confuse people into thinking you’re a time-transplanted hippie (well, at least until they get to know you).

  2. Ken BuchananNo Gravatar | September 25, 2006 at 1:53 am | Permalink

    This is not a crisis as much as it is an opportunity to express yourself. A simple braid of primary colors, possibly with a few small charms woven in, would be much more creative. Surely you have considered the potential subliminal message that might accompany a ponytail. What are ponies? That’s right…ponies are small horses! Now, what are horse tails attached to? Trust me on this one… you would be better off using a little hair glue to fashion a spike on the back of your head! At least then you could tell everyone you were a die-hard fan of NIN. Aside from suggesting you might have a problem with flies, a ponytail is not the answer.–K.

  3. CziltangNo Gravatar | September 28, 2006 at 6:50 pm | Permalink

    I am a fan of NIN, but I won’t be doing the spike thing; I can’t stand having “stuff” in my hair. As for the transplanted hippie, well, it is certainly what I aspired to be for a long time, although technically I’m just a bit too young to actually have been a hippie. It is, however, a sad comment on my life that the default option is “ponytail” because I’m just too tired and grumpy to go deal with getting my hair cut.

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