So this morning has been a lot ‘slower’ than normal. Not through choice, but through exhaustion. Long story, and I won’t go into it here. But part of my ‘slower’ morning was actually taking the time to brush my hair in front of a mirror. (Normally it’s an ‘in the car at traffic lights’ kind of hairdo).
So anyway, I was standing in front if a mirror (again, VERY unusual experience; standing still…) and I noticed the extra white hairs that weren’t there last time I brushed my hair in front of a mirror. ‘Well, duh!’ I thought. Bound to happen, really. They’re my ‘hairs of experience’. Wisdom hairs. Maybe!
So my first reaction was to reach up and go to pull out the more obvious ones… but I caught myself in time. You see, on my 35th birthday, a few years ago now, I made a pact with myself- no more pulling out white hairs. Considering I started this habit on the day I found my first one, which just so happened to be my 18th birthday, that was almost half a lifetime of habit that I had to overcome! Still an’ all, I haven’t pulled out another to this day. My hair can grow old gracefully (because I’m not sure that *I* will be!)
(Maybe they’re not too obvious in this light… or any other light too, actually!)
6 replies on “Wisdom hairs”
You’re not the only one. I swear all the stress of last semester gave me white hairs. And of course, they’re near my forehead, so I notice them – but I’m not sure anyone else does! I’m still rocking my natural colour…
Yes, I wonder how many there are on the back on my head. Not that I really *want* to know…! 🙂
I hope that this semester is easier for you. How long do you have left to go?
This is the last semester! One minor project, one elective (Youth, Pop Culture & Texts), and random professional development/blog stuff. Practicum’s done, too 🙂 Currently I have a 6.1 GPA so I’m pretty happy. December graduation, here I come!
Yay yay yay!!!!! Go you!!!!! 😀
Definitely hairs of wisdom! You have been through certain experiences for a reason and the white/gray hairs are there as a reminder to you 🙂