Based in the entertainment capital of the world we at Ziering Medical treat large numbers of industry workers including the famous and infamous and the multitudes in between who labor in the support roles that form the foundation of all production.
"All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players", the oft quoted Shakespearean line suggests the essence of life is role playing in a scripted piece. So perhaps we are all part of an even larger scope ‘performance’ of sorts. Fortunately the director is choreographing in absentia allowing those of us who so choose to break out of our assigned roles and direct ourselves along any of life’s many corridors.
So it is with a sense of admiration of late that I have come to appreciate the efforts of those that elect to resist the temptation to slide into mid-life lassitude and choose to instead strive to maintain optimal physical function and appearance. Their efforts reward not only themselves but improve the quality of the overall ‘production’ that is the human life experience.
Hat’s off to the gentleman who visited last month for the first time in his eighth decade of life and who reported he was looking forward to the next chapter in his life and who felt that, with several left to go beyond it, that some fresh hair in his long barren pate was in order. " I’ve been an old man long enough" he spoke, " I’m tired of playing that part". I couldn’t resist the attempt at a humorous double entendre by remarking that his combover was an tired effort to ‘play the part’ as well.
As we looked at the schedule he selected a day for his restortation after the Holidays. Not pressed for time this one… I think he’ll be around for a long time and will enjoy many cycles of hair growth along the way.