Monday, March 15, 2010
My Image Has Improved...Just Call Me Henry
A year ago when I lost my hair (thanks to chemo) I was astounded, embarrassed, and a mite bit traumatized to realize that I looked more than a little like Gollum of Lord of the Rings. Especially if I put my fingers behind my ears and snarled. Which I did once, creeping up behind Hubby while he was brushing his teeth. (I made him clean up the resultant toothpaste spatter on the mirror. You can read what I wrote about that in April of 2009 by going here.)
About that same time one of my friends who was also going through chemo thought she looked like Uncle Fester of TV's The Addams Family. I don't know which was worse, being mistaken for Uncle Festus or Gollum! It's probably a toss-up!
So this week, with my newly buzzed pate, when Hubby told me that I looked like "Henry" of the old comic strip fame, I jumped at the chance to get away from the Gollum image. I'd forgotten about Henry! I hadn't seen him since near childhood. I couldn't even remember what Henry looked like until Hubby googled for an image.
I have to agree with Hubby. My new "Henry" look is much preferred over my last year's "Gollum" look. Nicely shaped head, he has, that Henry.
Don't you agree?