Prayer for Liverpool
My hair is the longest it has been for decades. I like short hair – very short hair. I also don’t like my hair to be flat. So, the lockdown has been particularly hard for me as I have had to let my hair do whatever it does naturally. I have promised the person who cuts my hair that I won’t mess with it so I am facing the prospect of having really quite an impressive mop by the end of lockdown.
My 82 year old mother who lives 250 miles away would see her hairdresser every week for a wash and blow-dry. I speak to her every day and we often speak about the state of our hair. My mum is missing the weekly conversations and the conviviality of the salon. She, like me, is not enjoying the lengthening and tattiness of her hair.
It is these small things, the things that make us feel comfortable about ourselves, the normal things we do almost without thinking - these are the everyday activities that I have been reflecting on this week. I will never take for granted again the freedom I have to get my hair cut, to pop the shops for bread and milk, to choose clothes I like and try them on in a shop. I won’t ever take for granted shaking hands with strangers or kissing my mum. And even though I am not a hugger I am slightly missing having a hug with my friends.
So, this week I would like to give thanks and pray for those people who have looked after me and I may have taken for granted - particularly Kathy and David who have patiently cut my hair for decades, whose skills I am very grateful for, and who I miss a lot.
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supporting you during these uncertain times
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Prayer for Liverpool
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Liverpool Cathedral is a place of encounter.
Built by the people, for the people, to the Glory of God