Posted by Peter (other posts) on February 01, 2022 at 17:04:36 Previous Next
Hi all. It's been a very long time since I've been here. I was a small part of this community around 2008-2011, at which time I grew my hair out to nearly hip length. My life circumstances changed and there came a point where being a longhair felt more like a chore than part of my identity, so I ended up cutting it short in 2012. I was happy with the results and have kept it that way since. However, I look back fondly on my longhair days and for no particular reason today decided to see what's going on at the MLHH. It's good to see it is still here and looks exactly the way I remember from over a decade ago.
I was sorry to see that Bill passed away some years ago. It seems that Hairball may be the only one from that time who is still here. I included a few old pictures of my hair in the hopes that it might jog some memories. It was nostalgic for me to peruse the users' directory and see some familiar faces like Absalom, DavidN, Ken in SF, Nuttidave, Justin, and Joao David.
Looking back, my longhair journey was a transformative period for me as a young adult, and I feel as though I grew just as much on the inside of my head as on the outside. I learned a lot about acceptance and tolerance, and although I am now a mere 30-year-old shorthair, I have not forgotten the kind and helpful folks I encountered here during those years. To think that a small community in a quiet little corner of the internet could have made such a lasting impression on me!
I extend my gratitude to the MLHH and hope it continues to be a place where longhairs from all walks of life can get advice and be part of a community. My best wishes to all of you.
Hail from the Great White North,