It’s time to face the music. Or the mirror. My fairly thick, wavy hair that I’ve always loved…is shedding its coat.
It’s L’Oreal 5AR coat. And I’m discovering I have 15 shades of gray. I have to admit, it’s a bit painful. Not physically, but emotionally.
A gray stranger is growing out of my head.
Here’s a glimpse from the back.
My daughter made me flip upside down and show the underbelly of the stranger.
I have to admit, I winced. It just doesn’t look like me.
But, really… it is. This is me, today, right now with silver strands sprouting from my crown.
I’m going to call them Wisdom Highlights.
I read that somewhere, and I like it. I’m sure I’ve gained some wisdom in life (I’ll try to scrape that together for a later, I suspect brief, post), and I’ve certainly had many highlights in my life – joyous moments like the birth of my children, and savoring Godiva truffles. So, these silver highlights seem to be appropriate. I’ve earned them. I’ve won them. They ought to be celebrated.
Right? Right?! I can’t hear you!
OK, it’s going to be a journey. And there is probably going to be some gnashing of teeth. Because Wisdom Highlights are frowned upon these day, at least on women. Men seem to walk around with them just fine.
What is wrong with this picture?!?!
Here’s how I feel about the whole thing.
I’d rather just not look. But, I’m going to put on my big girl panties and deal with it. It’s just hair. It’s not my heart, or my mind, or my spirit. It’s not who I am. I don’t think. ARGH!
My girl, who has beautiful auburn hair, has a birthmark near her forehead, and out of the birthmark, gray hair grows. It’s fascinating.
She’s excited to have some gray hairs. She’s only a young 30-ish woman, but she has a few grays sprouting further back as well. She’s proud of them and is my biggest supporter in me giving up the bottle. She’s a spring chicken, what does she know? ARGH!
OK, I’m calm. I’ll redirect my mind.
I’ve joined Twitter! If you’re a Twitter-er, let’s connect. I’ve only posted a few toots, I mean twits, or chirps, or whatever, but it’s kind of fun. It keeps my mind off my Wisdom Highlights.
There’s also a Pinterest link on this page. You can see my recent pins and other whatnots. I have boards on writing, upcycling, caretaking, words of humor/wisdom and more. I have to say, Pinterest is my favorite form of social media. It keeps my mind off my Wisdom Highlights.
I need a Godiva truffle.