Well, well, well … here it is two days later, not two weeks. I wonder if my fingers will re-emerge longterm or just sporadically.
Delight seems to be in short supply recently, but I experienced some on the CBC News Network telecast yesterday morning. The topic among the three hosts was hair. It seems to be growing longer, and beauty salons are out of bounds.
We saw photos of Canadians taking matters into their own hands. There were poised scissors, bowls atop heads, smiles and a few grimaces. Heather Hiscox, the anchor, was joined by John Northcott, a commentator, and by Chris Somebody, the weather guy. John happens to be bald.
Heather: Don’t we all want to be John Northcott right now? John, share some expert tips with us.
John smiled big time and showed us an old photo from the 80’s of him with a full shock of blond hair.
Chris: You look better now!
John was looking pretty nostalgic. In the moment, he was a beaming older fellow nattily dressed in a suit and bow tie.
John: Certainly an appreciation for those who have cut our hair for all these years. Sitting in the chair and letting someone do what they know how to do is going to be a welcome return at some point.
Heather: Chris is lamenting the ski jump on his head. [He shows us a profile and sweeps his hand through the hairy mass.] Maybe you want to go and do the Northcott, Chris.
John: It’s a slippery slope, Chris. Next it’ll be bow ties.
Huge smiles, giggles and guffaws. We the audience laughed along with the folks on our screens. It was therapeutic. It was what human beings are meant to do.