This morning as I was putting my scarf around my head( I now have braids in my hair and they will stay there forever) and I notice a few gray hairs in the front of my hair. Since I keep my hair in braids, I still look like I still have black hair. What shocked me was the amount of gray. I am still a young 48, still cute. Just last year I had only 3 lonely strands. I guess they got lonely and invited some of their friends over. Now I need to check and see if gray is creeping in other not so obvious places.
I think I am going to color my hair(at least when I take it down for the summer). But I have notice that my life has taken on by a gray attitude. In my 20’s it was all or nothing. Black and White. Either or. My 30’s seem to bring about some change in attitude, but I was hard pressed to be moved on a subject, I thought was right or wrong. There was no gray area. Either you were guilty or innocent. Now in my late-good looking forties, my vision is now clouded with gray. And because of the gray, I see a rainbow of possibilities. We are all saints and sinners. There is no right way or wrong way. Just way. No longer can I make judgements on people and not see the whole picture. I now more empathy in my life. I may not have walked in your shoes, but I have a pair of my own. And they hurt and look good at the same time
So now comes the most important decision I will ever have to make. Dark Brown or Auburn. Or maybe I just might leave the gray in. If this new gray can work in my life, maybe my hair can make the same adjustment too.