The Bandana

My wife has alopecia. As she also suffers from eczema, wearing a wig is problematic. So as an alternative she wears a bandana. This has interesting consequences. Some people come up to me secretively to ask if she has cancer. When she meets bikers in the street she gets a knowing wink.

A bandana means different things to different people: cancer sufferer, biker’s mole or gypsy fortune teller. In my wife’s case it means alopecia sufferer.

For me it is a reminder that people are not stereotypes or clones. In the words of Psalm 139 we are all unique and individual.

For you created my inmost being;
    you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
    your works are wonderful,
    I know that full well.  Psalm 139:13 & 14

Before we judge some one or think we know “who they are”, let us take time to really know them. We might be surprised – even pleasantly!

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  1. GOOD JOB!

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