YK’s 365 Release: Day 323

I used to think I had a big head. When I was young I stuck it in the bars of a staircase railing (I know I’m not the only one) and had a brief moment of infinite thoughts as to how they would get me out. Superman would have to come and bend the bars apart. Someone would have to come with a saw and hack off the bars. My mom would have to come and feed me meals every day. Fortunately, after a few seconds, I managed to yank my head out with no harm or injury.

As I grew older, I began to realize that my head was not big, but it was long and oval shaped. My mother said that when I was a baby she made sure she alternated me from laying on my right side to my left so that my head would have a nice shape. Whatever she did indeed worked, as I found out when I shaved my head for the first time in my 20s. I am blessed with a wonderfully shaped head, because my mother had the foresight to flip me over. Thank you mom. Little did you know I would take advantage of that and shave my head in as an adult.

During said shaved head periods of my life I acquired a large collection of hats. I love hats. So much so that I used to buy them every time I saw them. Much like the sunglasses of Day 320, I believed that one could never have too many hats. I have a very large collection of an array of hats that I’ve held onto because hats that fit your face and head are hard to come by. Especially as someone with a head shaped by my mother’s care. And once again, through this practice I understand that I can do without all of these hats.

So, on Day 323 of my 365 Release practice for non-attachment, letting go and change, I’m letting go of 4 hats to someone whose head size is surprisingly similar to my own. May there be many fabulous days of hat wearing.


[I created the 365 Release Project to practice non-attachment, letting go and change by giving away 1 thing a day for 1 year. The background, vision and guidelines to the 365 RELEASE project are here. The running list of everything I have released is here.]

4 responses to “YK’s 365 Release: Day 323”

  1. Ms. Carter says:

    After reading this, I teared up a bit because I love my head but became so afraid to pull my hair back because of “why is your face so long” comments.
    I must say thank you my friend…I shall not hide under my hair any more and embrace this long face and bean head lol!!
    Stay tuned


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