This photo was taken at our favorite orchard on the last day of the picking season – a day before a 3-day torrent of rain. It was also the day I shaved off all my hair because it began shredding after my first chemo treatment. My mom and I drove out to see my daughter at school so she could go with me to do the big chop. Anyone who knows me knows my daughter is my team. I couldn’t imagine her coming home from school and finding me with a bald head. So when I called her to tell her, she said, “Yes! Do it!” She offered to shave hers in solidarity. I refused that offer. I love her big frizzy kinky hair and how electric she looks when she smiles and that head of hair gets going here and there. We left the barber and headed to our familiar space: the orchard. We grabbed a few bags of apples for her dorm and for me to bring home. The sun came out to greet us and she placed a big-ass green apple on top of my clean shaved head.