Today marked many wonderful milestones ... my niece's 11th birthday, the 25th anniversary of my career and my first endeavor into shaving my head to raise funds for the Children's Cancer Foundation!
Why did I do it - many asked me.
Courageous act - many commented.
Great deed - some exclaimed!
Well, it was neither any of that and all of that.
Why? Well, too many painful memories of people I know, people whom I know who knows someone, who suffers from this dreadful and live robbing disease.
Courageous? Not at all! It is just cutting hair. It will grow back. Unlike the pain and the hope for a tomorrow that may never come. I am into it to learn and experience.
Great deed .. well... the learning certainly is. But it will never be like any of those who are going through it; the families who lost the opportunity of another day; the kid who may not see another hair-cut!
I did it for me!
I did it to realize the pain.
I did it to learn from the anguish.
I did it to share in the agony.
I did it in hope that they can do it ... yet again... in losing my hair in hope that they can gain theirs .. again!