LEG WORMS: NATURE'S NAIR
LUIGI! THAT'S A SPICY HAIRABALL!
Leo's legs are going bald from the ankles up. When I first met him he had Hobbit tufts on his toes, followed by satyr-like hair anklets, then a few inches of bald before the man-hair began again mid-calf. Now he's bald almost up to his knees. Seriously. Check it out the next time he wears his khaki shorts and grey gym socks.
Both of us are puzzled by the balding, though I am somewhat envious and overall don't care so long as it stops thigh high. Leo is growing increasingly concerned. This week he wondered aloud if he has "a worm that's eating his hair." I, in turn, wonder if he imagines the worm crawling out of Flatty at night, encircling his legs and grazing on his hair, or if he sees the worm as living inside his legs, sucking the hair back inside, spaghetti style.