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!
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 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 🙂