Short hair and Murakami
Whatever it was that possessed me to cut my long hair into a short chin-level length has now passed and I’m half-regretting cutting my hair.
There must be a reason for it though, I am telling myself.
When I flat-iron it straight, people say that the cut works best. Actually, no one has given me their honest opinion and said that it looks bad. So maybe I shouldn’t worry. But I know many of them are being nice and not being totally frank.
In other news, I’ve started reading my second Murakami book. The first one was The Colourless Tsukuru Tazaki and I didn’t actually read it; I listened to the audiobook on my last drive to Rochester to meet up with my Atma Kriya Yoga friends and students.
This book is Murakami’s What I Talk About When I Talk About Running.
It’s rocking my world and it’s making me want to take up running every day as a part of my life.
The tricky thing is to figure out where in my day I will be able to fit running in. I already have two non-negotiable things that are a part of my day:
- My Atma Kriya Yoga practice
- Puja to my Narasimhadev
On top of these things, I have a job that takes 110% of my focus during the day and sometimes also in the evenings. I try to squeeze in a bit of yoga here and there as well but to be honest with you, I haven’t made time for that recently either.
I’m hoping more of the Murakami grit will rub off on me through his book and I’ll be successful at incorporating exercise as another non-negotiable part of my day.