'The true Soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because He loves what is behind him.' -G. K. Chesterton

29 August 2012

For Ed Rasimus, Coop and Mrs. CoolChange

Nothing makes cancer easier or less intrusive. Nothing takes away the fear and pain and sickness. But we do what we can. We show our support and love and let those who are fighting know that we haven't forgotten them. That they are in our hearts and prayers. So this post goes out to Ed, Coop and Mrs. CoolChange.

First, let's get a couple of things out of the way. I am neither the most handsome nor hirsute specimen of the human male on the face of the planet. I am also not sacrificing nearly what Jennifer did when she sacrificed her locks. Still, I do have some hair.

So I corralled Lu for a little Naked Barber er, asked her for a nice, close haircut. Always happy to oblige, we set up in the new laundry room and commenced to shearing. The tools.

 Here we are halfway. That's a nice look eh?

Well, maybe not so much. Still, all gone is probably better. Right? Right?

But wait, we're not done just yet. A shaved head needs to be shaved. You should have heard Lu cuss when she had to try and wedge the razor into the Hired Goon Fold on the back of my neck.

I have no gift to give any of you except for this reminder that we do care. You are never far from our thoughts. Lu and I promise we will always contribute to and support all those who are searching for a cure. From Lu and I to each of you, indeed to all who are fighting against this evil disease we say;
We Love You.



Anonymous said...

I don't know you guy, you may already be, but the bald look makes you look like a bad ass.

agirlandhergun said...

You are an amazing guy! What a wonderful gesture of love and support.

P.S. I agree with Anon...you do look like a badass.

Keads said...

Great gesture! Well done!

Six said...

Thanks Anon. I'm only a badass in my sometimes fevered dreams!

Thank you Girl. You are such a sweetheart :)

Thanks Kelly!

Coop said...


Thanks man... I really appreciate it!
Its a good look for you!

I have a similar style... mine came naturally, well before I was 40. One perk, No one ever questions me when I say its raining.

All the best to you & Lu!


Six said...

You're welcome Coop. I wish there was more that we could do. I'm so glad you're through the latest round of treatment and Lu and I will be keeping a prayer that you never have to endure such again.

Anonymous said...

Nice work, regards

CoolChange©© said...

I showed this to Miss Mary and she loved it. She likes that clean slick look. Now I have to say if you are like me you won't go back. There are not many men that have a head that can pull this off masterfully. You and I are part of the chosen. It looks good on you. ;)

Now, personally. It is the simple gifts that people give that mean more than gold. When I saw your post this morning it lifted my heart to a place that I could carry on a few more miles on this journey. I thank you.

This is an old Shaker song:

Simple Gifts

'Tis the gift to be simple,
'tis the gift to be free
'Tis the gift to come down where we ought to be,
And when we find ourselves in the place just right,
'Twill be in the valley of love and delight.
When true simplicity is gain'd,
To bow and to bend we shan't be asham'd,
To turn, turn will be our delight,
Till by turning, turning we come 'round right

Jennifer said...

You look great! Mine's fuzzy now and you can see the silver that was hidden before.
And CoolChange, Gimme a couple of days, I'll sing that song for ya.

Six said...

You made my day CoolChange. I am so glad your lovely bride was pleased. Tell her I think I'm going to keep it. Lu likes it but I do need to learn to put sunscreen on my bald pate!!

Thanks Jennifer. I cannot wait to hear that. CC, Jennifer sings like an angel.