Monday Musing


Gray hairs seem to my fancy

like the soft light of the moon,

silvering over the evening of life.

[Jean Paul, 1763-1825]


Hrumph! Upon looking in the mirror this morning, my comments were considerably less poetic. How about you? If you could wiggle your nose and instantly change your hair colour for a day (without all the dyes and drippy stuff), what colour would you choose, and why?

~ Β ~ Β ~

16 thoughts on “Monday Musing

  1. planaquarium says:

    I love that picture! Did you take it?

  2. Believe it or not, I would choose the color I have. Dark brown. Tried a lighter shade for a while, but didn’t recognize myself in photos. πŸ™‚ Have a great week!

    • Mine is medium brown and, except for an era of ‘frosting’, I haven’t wished for any other colour, either. I don’t think my complexion would suit anything different, but with the increase of grey hairs I guess I’m soon going to find out for sure.

  3. Katt says:

    I thought about your question, and several colors popped into my mind. But then I thought about two of my friends who are just now watching their own hair “grow” out after rounds of chemo, I thought…..I love my gray hair just the way it is! πŸ˜€
    Love the picture!

    • Yes, sometimes our priorities are misplaced, aren’t they? “I complained because I had no shoes, until I met a man who had no feet.” Personally, I think your hair colour is stunning on you!

  4. I used to make myself a vibrant redhead, but I got sick of dyeing it. I might go back to that, but I am pretty happy with my brown hair as it is.

  5. Oh Carol, since I beleive we are of the same “vintage” I am laughing at your comment. My profile picture was in the day … the me who is now … has a constant tan from being outdoors, and has silver ALL silver. Went prematurely gray and got sick and tired of coloring it from 25 and up πŸ™‚ I’ll do a photo-shopped new profile this summer and you can see the “now” me … but she will still have silver hair.

    • I’m not so sure we’re of the same vintage, Florence, but I have a couple friends who have been grey from their twenties, and I know it doesn’t convey anything about one’s true age. I like to hang onto the old motto, “you’re as young as you feel,” altho’ some days that’s not quite so young anymore. πŸ˜‰

  6. davidebright says:

    I have no problem with the gray hair but sorta wish there was more of it. Thinning out a bit I’m afraid. Now DEB’S hair … She might read this, BUT – hers costs more to “maintain” every month than my lawn – which is taken care of by 3 men once a week plus 1 additional monthly trip for fertilizing. Hmmm … that’s it – maybe I need fertilizer.

    • Boy, will you be in trouble if Deb reads this! But then again, we women have always been able to justify our trips to the hairdresser. And if you figure out a way to make fertilizer work, let my hubby know, will ya? I’m sure he’d appreciate it! πŸ˜‰

  7. Jenn Hubbard says:

    Just for a day? Probably purple. Just to see what it’s like.

    I was platinum blond when I was little, then my hair darkened to a light brown that bleaches naturally in the sun, so sometimes it looks brown and other times dirty blond. It will become silver eventually, and then white. All that with no dyes!

    • Purple would stand out in a crowd, although on second thought, with people streaking and dying red, green and purple these days, maybe it wouldn’t get many glances at that. πŸ˜‰

  8. I will gladly stick with my light brown with significant streaks of gray. I was blonde as a child so several years ago I thought it would be fun to go that route again. Then my husband and I went on a cruise. When I look at the pictures now I feel like a dork – – it doesn’t look like me at all. Thanks for the fun thought to ponder πŸ™‚

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