Another shade of grey

Time is ticking by and we are moving towards 2013!

Latimer: I’m reminded that with another year biting the dust, I’m another year older. I’m finding grey in my hair these days – that’s a little worrying. Rightly or wrongly, I do get rid of them – but it always shocks me when they return… with friends!

It's BACK!!
It’s BACK!!
And it brought friends!!
And it brought friends!!

Am I at the point now where I should be a little offended, or protective, when people ask ‘what age are you?’

It happened in work recently; “Latimer what age are you?”

I smiled, though warily because it felt like I shouldn’t be telling! “Why?”

The woman asking reached out to my hair (that’s odd, I thought, then I dropped, I knew where this was going!); “You have grey hair!”

I KNOW!! And they're white... actually!
I KNOW!! And they’re white… actually!

“I have a stressful life!” I shot back.

“But you are so young,” she pressed. I narrowed my eyes, well again, this was odd. “You look young on the face,” she added. I don’t know if that was just a cover for the grey hair comment, but I smiled anyway.

“Hopefully that sticks around,” I laughed. Then as I walked away, I located the white hair and yanked it out.

My mother told me children get grey hair too, apparently.

That’s good! Maybe I’m actually Peter Pan so 🙂


Happy New Year from MLR, wherever and whenever you are 🙂

12 thoughts on “Another shade of grey

  1. I don’t understand why in the universe they call it gray hair!!!??? I’m with you on this one Latimer. I’ve grown white hairs at a very young age, probably since 18 🙁 I always tell people that it’s because I’m a descendant of Albert Einstein. Bwahahahaha!
    More power and have a fun and creative blogging year ahead. Happy New Year!

    1. Haha! That’s a brilliant response! I think I will say that from now on 🙂 He was a genius after all – maybe ‘white’ hair is a symbol of genius…ness 🙂
      Thank you so much rommel!! Happy New Year to you too!!

  2. I’m too late for the ban. My gray hair came back and it brought it’s whole family. I decided to let them stay! If I pulled them out, I’d be bald!
    Happy New Year and keep on pluckin:)

    1. I think I will have to let mine stay in future, Ridley says I should dye the rest of my hair red and become like Rogue from Xmen!! Ha, if I can fly too, I might give it a go 🙂

  3. Yep, I’m at the point where some silver-grey hairs are visiting, occasionally. I usually let them stay and talk to them, letting them know that they are loved, too. It seems to work as some of them seem to flush red at such an unexpected comliment and so they mix in well, again, with my red-ish-blonde hair colour. 😉

    Last but not least
    (- and I hope I opted for the correct phrase and am glad that I don’t actually have to SPEAK this. Although it would be interesting to hear how it’s pronounced correctly!):

    Athbhliain Faoi Mhaise agus ghrá!

    1. …meant: “as some of them do blush red at such an unexpected compliment” !
      Where do all the wrong letters come from and where the heck did that “p” hide out???!

      1. Hehe 🙂 Thanks Stefanie! I think I will try and chat to them when they pop back for a visit, see if I can’t talk them out of sticking around!!
        Happy New year to you too 🙂 I wish I could say it in German, but Ridley is the one who knows the German 🙁

        1. Latimer, English is perfectly fine! I can’t exactly SAY it in Irish, either, hehehe. (Frohes Neues Jahr – that would be the German phrase, btw.)
          Thank you and good luck for the chat with your paler friends on the head!

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