Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Small favors

When I left the office at lunchtime, a huge gust of wind came from behind and whipped my hair around to cover my eyes. I had to struggle to pull clumps of hair away from my glasses so I could see to get to the car. But the wind felt good on the back of my neck, and then the sun struck a single hair that was stretched across my field of vision -- it was one of the grey ones -- and made it sparkle like a long string of diamonds.

Thank you, Sun and Wind. You do nice work.


  1. Velvet, You have lovely hair! No need to wait on the sun and wind for a compliment.

    RE: your comment on my blog. It's funny how the mind works. I saw a tiger attach a man on tv before bed last night. I awoke when my nightmare got too intense. The tiger was attacking Mabel in my dreams!

  2. grey hair is a blessing . strings of pearls of wisdom on you.

  3. grey hair is for old people......dye it!!!!!

  4. Don't listen to them, keep the gray! I'm not going to dye mine, I have lots of white hairs.

    It's wonderful how nature can make us stop and think about things we wouldn't think about in the ordinary course of the day, isn't it?

  5. Ah, age does give us some delights that the young are not privy to. Thanks for the lovely vision.

  6. An optomist at work...lovely description Velvet.

  7. Every cloud has a silver lining!

  8. My love of your dogs aside, this is my favorite bit of your writing to date! Thank you for this,

  9. CreekHiker, thanks, but I'd trade it in a heartbeat for your auburn curls!

    Patsy, grey hair is kind of like a merit badge, isn't it?

    4th Sister, there was a time I would have agreed with you, but once I stopped searching for a job or a man, I couldn't see any reason to go to all the trouble.

    Janet, I'll keep it. Just out of curiosity, do your grey or white ones tend to stick out from the others and wave at you in the mirror?

    Cathdesigns, welcome! The young might not appreciate the grey hairs and achy joints, but I wouldn't back up a day if I could.

    Kat, my motto is, "Be optimistic but always carry an umbrella."

    Ex-Shammickite, yes, every cloud has a silver lining. I, on the other hand, since most of my grey hair is at my temples, have "grey parentheses."

    Duly Inspired, thank you for your nice comment and for your visit at this time. It means a lot to me.


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