Mary Beth Lawler Art Blog
... watching Mary's hair grow. I'd love to do a time lapse of my hair growing. Yeah right, like I have nothing else to do. For some odd reason there were no thunderstorms today, so I drove with the sunroof open. and it was luxurious, wind swooping over your head, no knotted hair, no hair in your mouth. Feels pretty good. Feels free. This afternoon I was next to a woman at a traffic light. She didn't look much older than me and there she was sucking on a cigarette. I know, I used to smoke many moons ago, but with everything we know now it's insane to smoke, especially for women. Now that I have cancer survivor status and sparse hair I really want to go up to young women who are smoking and say, "Is this what you want? Do you want surgery and chemotherapy and radiation? Do you want 8 months of your life shot to hell? (that's for dramatic effect) If you are taking birth control and smoking it's Russian Roulette. Blood clots are no joke either, I've had one of those too and I don't recommend it. " But I know I'll get an eye roll and a "whatever". They think it won't happen to them. They think they have time. I thought I had time.