I have spent that past three years cleansing my life of many things. Negative people, toxic chemicals, unhealthy relationships, etc. The last step to a complete life cleanse is to stop dying your hair. But I am sure you knew that. I have been dying my hair since I was 14. Blonde, Brown, Red, Black, but not purple. I always wanted to dye it purple.
I have reached the point in my life where I have a decent amount of grey hair and I want to show it. I am proud that I getting older. Hell, If I wasn’t I would be dead right?
Each grey hair is another sign that I have beaten death once again. Ha Ha death the score is now 10,250 days me ; zero for you. Why are we not out there celebrating this?
There should be parties on the street corners. People gossiping “omg did you see Becky got another grey hair. Damn she is so lucky.” Beauty pageants with a 50 % grey requirement. Kids begging to die their hair grey, so they could be cool at school.
Sigh, If only.
Wait… I think I just got an invite to a grey hair only golf club. Oh wait they don’t let woman in.
I so appreciated this post. I have been terribly sick with blood clots on my lungs and I all I hear from doctors and friends is that I could die at any moment. Well, I ain’t dead yet! Thank you, dear heart.
Nope, every day is a wonderful blessing. You have to get better because I have never even met you in the real world. And God would not consider your life complete without meeting me.
Reading that made me cry! I do so hope we actually get to meet! I already know you are such a wonderful soul that helps to make the world a better place.
With great affection,
If we don’t meet it is ok, because I know we were great friends in a past life and are sure to be in the next.
I actually think grey is super cool. Hello, Helen mirren. Sexy. I’m also trying to get wifesy to keep her frets, but sigh, society often wins out…
And by frets, I mean greys. Stupid autocorrect!
Yes, It is difficult to by pass societies ideas for life.
I loved when I had purple streaks. My father in law would ask if I was descended from a muppet. Now he asks if my natural haircolor will ever grow back…
Ha Ha too funny. What color is it now?
I dyed my hair purple once in high school. Good times…
I started getting grays when I was 28. Now they are out of control. But they are little badges of experience. I kinda like them!
I like them too. Makes me feel sophisticated.
Party hearty, you rocking’ woman, you! The grey hair defines your hair color, your heart is bursting yellows, hot pinks, royal blues and bright purples!! Your soul is so alive with color, something had to give – guess hair color seemed the thing. You are wonderfully full of color! 🙂
I love that description of the soul!
🙂 of YOUR soul friend…the colors just come through your posts..
Oh goodness. You are a sweet heart.
There is a story behind every strand of grey that make us who we are, so why not celebrate ourselves. Rock on girl, this is a great message!
When I turn 60 all Loreal hair color goes in the trash.. I want to be natural and embrace all I have lived..
Women are so more beautiful sans face-lifts, botox and hair color..
Why are you waiting till 60?
When i was in college i wanted to color my hair blue or red..mostly the blue was on my mind….i didn’t…because my mom didn’t let me
now whenever my mom ends up finding a grey hair on me she is like “color them” and now im against coloring…i like them the way they are.. and now that you have declared grey the new black…i say i like my grey strands even more… 😉
Funny how that happens.
NeverContrary hits the button again. Makes us sit up and think! Way ahead of me…as usual!!!
By the way – I have to report at the risk of possibly boring you – that our Camelia is STILL flowering proudly. Originally it was about 90 flowers but 35 as I previously reported. It is still about fifty! Maybe the Kingdom of Fife Scotland is simply the perfect setting for Camelia.. even if it does rain a lot.. or possibly because. I’m still jealous of Louisiana.. even if its just because of the sunshine and…. “all that Jazz! Cheers John
I am so impressed with your Camelia. It sounds amazing.
Yes we were blessed with it on arrival here a year ago. I’ll send a picture when Ive got my act together and transferred photos from my cell phone! Bless!
By the way how’se the martial arts project?! I recommend ‘body combat!’. Its brilliant! They stand going through the motions line aeorobics with a smile while demonstrating how to use any part of your body to maim someone!!!! Fantastic! Work colleagues soon become highly respectful of the smallest living creature! Its a bit like our puppy respects our cat although she’s already at least six times the sizeI Presennce! ( and a couple of bloody noses!)
I always remember a family friend correcting me about his grey hair. “it’s not grey, its silver” and you have to admit, it does sound better.
Mine will fall out before it gets chance to go silver – that’s if I have my dads roots.
Great Blog 🙂
I love that! Thanks!
I love to cheat Death. No, I’d rather laugh in the face of Death. Then cheat Him. No, no…first I’d slap Him on the shoulder from behind, say “tag you’re it” THEN I’d laugh in His face, then I’d cheat HIm. Yeah, that’s what I’d do. That’s gotta be worth some grey hairs for sure. Though so far, I have only one nagging one on my eyebrow and I pluck it once a week ’cause it’s wiry.
You are dangerous Shannon. I wanna roll with you on a saturday night.
I’d rather take death over a chigger any day. Alas, tonight, I’m not much fun. *scratch scratch*
Seeing as we are both sitting on our computers on a saturday night, I fear neither of us is fun this weekend.
Yeah, at least the kids are happy and outta my hair. It’s my standard of “fun.”
I have a bunch too. Now we can add grey hair twins, to our list. 😉 Loud and proud
Very well written and very true, each grey hair should be celebrated and looks very distinguished.
It is a celebration everyday!
Love that idea of saying ha ha to death. Mind you, he’ll get us in the end.
So true, but for today we are still here.