Tuesday, April 18, 2006

On Hair, not the musical & Robbie, the musical.

It's almost a cathartic exercise.
There's something about getting a really good haircut that beats any prescription filled out for a dosage of happy-happy-joy-joy.
While the scissor-happy pusherman snips, slashes and texturises, and chunks of you fall to the cutting room floor, you can't help but feel that you're letting go of old pretensions and hang-ups.
Remember that time you said that stupid thing you said? And when the whole world suddenly shrunk into itself, leaving you oblivious? Now see that single cubist curl, its darkness sharp against the tile, that was a piece of you when you said that stupid thing you said. And now its sheared, excised from the head that carried it, along with the heaviness of memory and the waste of regret.
Gone, along with the billions of skin cells you slough off daily. One month, and you're brand new, on the outside. And a little on the inside too, if you take your vitamins.

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Robbie Williams. Live. Funny. Sexy. Self-Effacing. Charismatic. And So much stage presence, there's probably still some residual Robbie down at Loftus from Monday evening's performance. I take no shame in saying I sang along to everything I knew the words to. Some may say I sold myself to the other side, but let me tell you, damn, what a sweet deal it was.

9 comments:

Muhammad said...

Hah. Sell-out... none the less.
to Robbie Williams nogal.

Eish... the hair bit... dont let the azaadville moulana's read that, you'll get a fatwa and a half.

Oh, and another thing, your writing stands out sharp against the blogosphere. You have a gift.

Slms.

M.

transience said...

heeeey, i like robbie, too. maybe not as much as saaleha. but still.

brainhell said...

A lovely new profile picture is requested.

outofctrl said...

Post pictures of the new haircut!

saaleha said...

Picture requests may be considered. Please forward your motivations to the relevant email address. To expedite processing, include gift vouchers at your discretion.

Waseem said...

You really are something else *boes down*

rafiq said...

Can we have the bestseller before 2009 already?

J. Sadik said...

You write well. Congratulations.

Saaleha said...

you and I, we share a name
but that's about all that's the same
maybe the ability to twirl the pen
that sometimes earns us a 10/10
your gifts good be put to much better use
than giving in to the nafsi muse
an invite to you, my dear sister
cos' reading you really does blister

Profane. Profound. What's your poison?