Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Confessions of an old blue-hair

It seems to me I haven't always been old, but I don't remember.
Not true, I remember when I was young and quite cute, at that.
Long ago and far away. But there is more...

Today, my hair could be called grey or white, but it is a mixture of both with some hairs of straw-yellow thrown in for good measure. Yellow doesn't suit me at all.

No, I never was a blonde. My hair was always brown, or dyed red to match my brother Clint's.

Yes, it was always brown except when I had it sprayed white to match my prom dress. Note the white gloves.
It was a different and distant time.

But yes, my hair was always brown except for the many times it was red, and except for the one time in the 80s when I had my hairdresser dye all my white and/or grey hairs purple.

Oh, what fun I had with purple hair. I chose purple partly because I owned a lot of purple clothes, but there are no photos extant of me clad, and also haired, in purple.
Except for this one which, unfortunately, is in black and white. I teased my photographer friend a lot about that faux pas, but I was secretly very upset. I can say that now, because that dear friend is no longer with us.
Thinking of a friend from long ago and far away...yes, it reminds me that all lives, however well they were lived, must come to an end.
Thinking of my friend makes me feel old. But it hasn't always been so.

I am linking this post to Lady Fi's Our World Tuesday

Now, my computer and I are no longer friends.

I have a feeling this post might be posted more than once. Something is very wrong, but I don't know what. I can't get a preview, and I have trouble making changes: i.e. fixing any errors. So please bear with me.
Okay, I'm back. This time the problem isn't about my blogs being posted more than once. This time it disappeared altogether. My husband said he saw it, but I didn't. How can that happen?
O well, old age doesn't promise to be easy.


Kay said...

I love the idea of you with purple hair!
I have noticed some problems occasionally with Blogger although it's working fine now.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Yes it showed three different times before finally arriving! Occasionally these types of things happen when Google are updating the system in a server area - a couple weeks back I kept getting double 'drafts' which I did not create! Don't worry, it is not the computer itself.

I've been grey since my thirties. It's a family gene thing. Played around with dyes for a while. Much too much faff. YAM xx

jabblog said...

What a stunner! Some days I feel ancient but at other times I feel quite young and sprightly - it's all in the mind, though, because the mirror doesn't lie unless you're a wicked stepmother with a magic mirror . . .

Jenn Jilks said...

I can see this! You did it!
It's amazing how time passes, isn't it?
I was too young and scared and shy to appreciate my time. That's okay. It's all as it was meant to be.

Mara said...

Well, I have just read your post and I loooove your prom dress and basically your whole look!

I have been tempted to get pink hair, but have always shied back at the last minute (or a bit before). Besides, it's hideously expensive to go to the hairdresser in Norway, let alone if you want anything more done than a simple cut!

Lady Fi said...

It's scary how time flies, isn't it? Love that shot of you in the white dress.

Powell River Books said...

I've always had light brown hair with red highlights. When I was in high school I wanted dark brown hair like a friend had. I bought a home dye kit, but I turned out getting a greenish brown. Boy did I get in trouble for that. - Margy

giorno26 ¸¸.•*¨*•. said...

Bellisima foto da giovane
Kiss Myriam

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Dang I wish that purple hair one would have been in color! I've had white hair for so long I barely remember any other color but I think I used to be blonde!