Aging advances with a myriad of emotions. We look back on the past as if it's a different person, a former version of our present selves. With age comes experience & personal growth, the appearance of aeonian knowledge. The things we witness & the lessons we learn, assist us in blossoming into who we are meant to become. However, in order to earn your theoretical Doctorate in Life, you have to get a few grey hairs along the way.

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Ah yes, the grey hair. My first grey hair (hairs, actually) came conveniently after I graduated from university. I had quit my job at a little bakery in Orange County, moved back home, & felt like I had nothing going for me. I had no magical job lined up & I was so ashamed with myself about moving back home. I was stressed & frazzled & it showed. After a couple months living at home, I noticed three grey hairs pompously sprouted out at my part line.

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I was shocked, horrified, utterly bewildered. I was only 22 years old after all. Why was I getting smacked in the face with grey hair? As the years have gone by I haven't gotten any more grey hair — not yet anyway — but I've come to find them endearing.

1. They give me natural highlights when the sun hits my hair.
2. They are battle scars of lessons learned & mistakes made.
3. Grey hair is easy to cover up & a reason to try various dye colors or hats.
4. I'm not the only one; other human beings & mammals have it too.
5. It's a natural occurrence.

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Do you see that slight glimmer, that tiny thread of iridescence, that ashen, colorless, ghastly piece of keratinous filament growing out of my scalp? The wiry, defiant grey hair gets a bad rap, but it shouldn't. Consider it a badge of honor. It's a shout out to the world saying "HEY! I have lived a hearty life & I have learned a lot." That's what I'm going to think anyway.

Do you have grey hair?  How do you feel about them?

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