Day 10 Blog Challenge Best Feature


In the other images my hair was wet or styled by a  hairdresser. This is my real hair in the raw, well not completely I still have tons of oil in it but its dry, brushed, and otherwise product free lol

I know some of you are thinking seriously?! Your hair?

The truth is growing up hated my hair. I hated that is was curly, frizzy, red, the texture (which I am told is similar to a horse mane), and that it gets positively enormous when worn down for even a short period. My hair is also prone to heat damage (forget the pool my hair goes from horse mane to Brillo pad) and in Sweden amongst silky-headed blondes I am finding myself at a loss as to where to find haircare products that work with my hair. Along those same lines I can’t find a hairdresser equipped to deal with styling it so I just wear it long and trim. If I wear my hair down it gets a lot of stares and a lot of people want to thrust their hands in it (sometimes I feel a bit like a dog with the petting. I bet there are even a few birds salivating from trees that would like to use it for nesting material lol


Why I like it

Its different

Its warm in the winter (I can’t wear a hood when its down though it doesn’t lay it just sticks strait out)

It doesn’t get oily which means its not an issue to go 1-2 weeks without washing (which is great when you are say without water or in a hospital hooked up to an EEG for a week with no shower allowance)

“Have you seen a small woman with big hair?” I get lost a lot and to tell you the truth my hair is a good locator. The above sentence my husband uses when he loses track of me in the mall and guaranteed I have been spotted.

It makes me feel free and untamed, like a lion haha

If I want ringlet curls I don’t need products, perms, devices or anything I just have curl it around my fingers and it will stay

If my bangs are in the way I can just tie them behind my head no hair band necessary, they’ll just stay

Hairdressers love it they don’t generally know what to do with it but they tell me its healthy and strong. I always thought my hair had to look like magazines to be healthy so I always thought despite a lack of processing that I had ruined it or that I just had bad hair.

(I am publishing this twice I can’t find it anywhere though  I published and it claims its published I will delete the repeat whenever it appears)


Carpe Diem Haikus

Japanese Style Landscape

Vapor wings emerge

Incense-breathing dragon bred

In earthenware pot


A cooling zephyr

Capsizes Genmaicha raft,

Teacup sea claims luck


Mystical cadence

Affords the heart’s hollow eyes

Unclouded vision


The morning air sleeps

While I daydream over a

Cup of honeyed tea


(then I took a dark turn)

In his eyes the eve,

The madness of laughing clouds

And rainbow puddles


The streets are his veins

His slick asphalt dreams, escape

Heroin highways


Submission for

Carpe Diem

Day 7 Challenges 5 Senses



An earthenware vase

Emblazoned with tribal

Patterns flaunting sunflowers


Smell (my strongest sense)

Summer smells like

Grapefruit and honey

Ice cream and strawberries

Peach-scented kisses and

Floral pheromones

Salt-water skin and

Coconuts, fresh cut

Grass and asphalt rain



The birds with their

Bohemian songs chase

Away moon-faced




Vanilla yogurt and strawberries

Stale pollen water and lavender



Vertebrae slipping

Pinching, plucking

Sciatic nerves as if

Harp strings