Peasant poor pony-tail people

“To find the universal elements enough; to find the air and the water exhilarating; to be refreshed by a morning walk or an evening saunter… to be thrilled by the stars at night; to be elated over a bird’s nest or a wildflower in spring – these are some of the rewards of the simple life” 
John Burroughs

I’ve previously mentioned the woman that cuts my hair for free. Unfortunately she’s now in another town which is making a haircut an infrequent event. In line with limiting distractions by reducing distinctions I’m considering letting my hair grow and tying it back. Ms Simple has always had lovely long blonde hair that she usually wears in a pony-tail or pigtails. Being that I’m a man (with a beard) I’m not really sure that having long hair will be as attractive on me. The other alternative is periodically shaving it all off. The way I’m figuring is to monetise my hair. So instead of paying $40 every six weeks what I may do is grow it for two years then shave it off completely and sell the hair to a wig company that I’ve found. Any regular readers will know that making money from a waste product is totally my bag.

I’ll admit to being a little unsure about this long haired plan. For one thing Ms Simple’s father frequently comments (on many occasions) about my suitability for his daughter.

I get it. I’m a pacifist vegan that rides a bike, doesn’t work very much, and would rather share than compete.

Add a pony-tail and I’m probably most father’s worst nightmare. In truth a lot of our lifestyle is driven by Ms S and that’s why we get on so well. I find my Father in-law’s attitude more amusing than annoying and I also believe you can’t let yourself get held back in this life by what others may think of you. If you want to farm your hair for cash then farm, farm away.

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