Thursday, March 24, 2011
I ran into my friend Mary today. She commented on how much she likes my new bangs; how spring is a good time to change things up. She mentioned she might just get highlights in her hair in the near future for that very reason. As an aside, she recounted that her grandmother went completely gray by the age of 30, and advised, if it happened to her, too, to use a 'rinse.' "Fifty years is a long time to be gray, Mary." Today was not the first time I've heard mention of her grandmother's words; this woman clearly had a profound influence on her, and she is keeping her spirit alive. For the rest of today I wondered, will my children and future grandchildren reference me in the same way? And if they do, what will they say?