An Open Love Letter to My Hair Stylist - Photo by Taylor Smith on Unsplash

Dear L.,

I’ve missed you. It’s been months. But the wait is finally over. We’ll be reunited. I couldn’t believe it when you called.

I fondly remember the first time we met.

Nervously checking each other out. Slowly conversing, the most basic small talk. But it got deeper over time. I can pour my heart out to you. It took me years to find you. You’re perfect. Mediocre just ain’t going to cut it anymore. I need you.

I did it with my wife once. But it wasn’t the same.

Cutting myself was no solution either. It never is. You’re the reason I kept coming back. I did it with my wife once. But it wasn’t the same. We have a special bond, you and me. A unique love affair.

The first time you ran your hands through my hair… oh, what a beginning. It resulted in something magic. A new me, so to speak. Each time since then, you just knew what I needed. I didn’t have to say much. You just knew.

I miss the new(ish) me

Now, we haven’t been together for so long. I miss the new(ish) me. I can’t go on without you any longer. It’s time.

A hellish pandemic has kept us apart. It’s slowly fading. I’m so happy that you’re still there. Others weren’t so lucky. This outbreak of science-fiction-esque proportions has been hard on many of us.

I’ll be enjoying every second of our next meeting, I can assure you this much. I hope you’ll be relishing the time as well.

I’m a little nervous though. Is it going to be the same? Do you still get me? 
I bet we’ve both changed a little during these difficult times. But we’ll make the best of it, won’t we? We have all the time left in the world. Knock on wood.

I will see you soon!

Love,
B.

Comments

I love this. I have not come across writing like this from you yet (probably because I am not on Medium) and I am extremely impressed. The way this is written is captivating.

I also am very fond of the topic. I get attached to people from certain places as well, even though our only contact is when I visit the place as a customer. When the pandemic started, I was afraid of my coffee shop closing for this exact reason; I would lose touch with the employees. I care about them too much for that and as you said, who knows what it will feel like when we reunite with people we used to know. Will the connection be gone? It is uncertain, but we have to hope for the best. This was a great read! Thanks for sharing.

This is my first humorous story so far. But I like it. It’s also so true. I love my hairdresser. She’s awesome. And i always enjoy the visit. I’m so happy that she’s still there. These connections matter a lot. I totally agree.

Thanks for reading Bri 😊

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