Austin – Shaggy Nation

With barbers, beauty salons, hair and nail dressers, and dry cleaners all closed, Austin is going to get shaggy looking. Working from home or video conferences with the video off, it won’t matter. Shopping? Maybe nobody cares as long as you keep your distance.

My hair is curly enough to form a natural. Until it gets too long and collapses of its own weight. My wife’s hair is already starting to be too long for her current haircut. Nails need work too.

Lynn Ungar’s wonderful poem, Pandemic, suggests treating the season like Shabbat (Sabbath) a day of rest. Shabbat lasts only a day. The pandemic will last longer. Has already lasted longer. We need a new model.

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