Her blonde hair was part of an attempt to to start over and adopt a new persona, following her first suicide attempt in August of 1953. Plath, who had spent six months in psychiatric care following the suicide attempt, had seemed to improve greatly by the the summer of 1954. This period of time has been lovingly referred to by her biographers as her “platinum summer.”
I never thought this day would come. Damn you, immaterial labour!
Never underestimate the power of pizza.