Naughty, Knotty Lola!!!
About once a week or so for the past few weeks, I’ve been noticing a trend of little knots at the back of my head, near the nape of my neck. From my childhood I remember this area, affectionately called the kitchen by my Nana, was always one of the most difficult to comb through, often the most snarled. So this is the way a natural kitchen must be, I thought, a few knots here and there…ain’t no thang, so I just took a scissor and carefully cut them out.
Then this morning, after biking to work, I was doing my daily spritz’n’shake out in the bathroom when I peered in the mirror and noticed FIVE of these little knots!!!! My mind started racing: “maybe this isn’t normal? Maybe Lola is telling me she wants to be in dreds instead of free? OMG! IM NOT LOL’ING! WTH!!????!!!! 😦 😦 “
(yes, sometimes I do think in internet speak and emoticons)
Then my eyes wandered to my biking gear and perched luxuriously on top was my black pashmina…and it clicked. I live in San Francisco where the ever present cool temperatures call for an ever present scarf around my neck. I love my extensive collection of scarves and pashminas: they’re colorful, they’re versatile, and they keep me warm as a pedal and adventure my way around town. But now I’m thinking that my trusty neck gear might be causing a lot of friction at the back of my neck and making Lola knot right up. And the longer Lola gets, the more knots I suspect will pop up. The worst part is that while the rest of the country looks forward to summer for the hot temperatures and sunshine, June and July are some of the chilliest months of the year here. As Oscar Wilde once said “the coldest winter I spent was a summer in San Francisco.” REAL TALK, Mr. Wilde. Real. Talk. It’s never NOT scarf season! I always always always wear scarves!!!!
Abandoning the creamy crack in order to achieve a healthy head of hair was one thing, but ditching my scarves??!???!!!! This is quite another. I’ve removed the knots from this morning, but I really have no desire to be wielding a pair of scissors around Lola on such a frequent basis.
Ok. Here’s the resolution: a one-week, scarf-free trial run to see if any more knots appear. If they don’t, my theory is correct and I’m going to have to permanently reasses my favorite accessory. If not, welp, back to the guessing game.
:::sigh::: my neck is already cold….