Love Letter: More Than a Haircut

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So often, a trip to the hair salon or barbershop is as much about the social experience as it is about the actual cut or style. The beauty of those visits is found in the robust conversations with fellow patrons and the unsolicited but often sage advice from hairstylists. Like many of us who’ve spent the last three months longing for the day we could return to our stylist’s chair (in New York it was this week), the writer Bill Eville, who enjoyed a special haircut once a year, recalls the sacredness of each visit and how a yearly trim brought him moments of joy during his wife’s cancer recovery and his most difficult decade.

For some couples, talking about a prenuptial agreement can put a damper on wedding planning. But for Shanee Markovitz and Nathaniel Kay, both Modern Orthodox Jews, the signing of their halachic prenup was cause for celebration. Shortly after signing, the couple, who met as high school sophomores, hosted a prenup party before their June 15 wedding in Palm Beach, Fla.

And, as old hobbies and pastimes are making a comeback during quarantine, letter writing is among them. Some have found that writing postcards to friends and loved ones offers a meaningful way to connect during this period of isolation. “Even though I can’t see the people that I love, they’re sending love back my way,” said Kenzie Myer, a senior at Arcadia University.

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