When I look in the mirror, I still see brown hair, though turning gray.
At coffee this morning I was telling the server how I used to donate my hair to "Locks of Love".
I said that I doubted they would want it anymore, since it was "turning gray".
"What color was it before it turned gray?"
I stopped coloring my hair about a year ago. I actually LOVE the color! Yeah, I have some grey, but I like that, too! After being told (by my mother, thanks so much) that she ‘never thought god made mistakes until I was born-you should have had blonde hair.’. Nice. Be careful what you say to children!!!!!! I spent 45 years coloring my hair!!!
I have this "caregiver" role to fulfill.
When I put that much heart and soul out for people to wipe their boots on, it's crushing.
When mentioned (bio) "inspiration hits me" I write in private.
Tears flow like rivers.
I need to take breaks to "recover".
I virtually live (or HAVE lived) every emotion on the page.
I'm a proven empath.
I can well up over a tv commercial showing emotion.
I just can't afford to come out of my shell...just now.
It's been 5 years since my thick, wavy, beautiful, light brown/blonde hair fell out from chemotherapy. It came back silver, thin, baby-fine. I dyed it for a couple of years, but now I don't care what color it is, I'm just happy there's something on my head. Cancer cures vanity.