Friday, April 9, 2010

Self Portrait Friday

When I pulled this picture up on the computer, Jacob was standing by and watching me. He looked at this picture and the others I had taken and said two things, " you need to get someone else to take pictures of you " and your hair is so light that you look like a blonde ". I just had to laugh at both comments and then really take a closer look at the pictures. He is right of course, that as hard as I am on myself, I am even harder when I take pictures of myself. I am surprised to see myself aging and aged. In my mind, I am much younger and everyone around me has changed but I remain the same as I looked in 1974! Jacob is right about the hair. I look at the picture and see the gray, he sees something mightily different, a blonde me. I always wanted gray hair. Indeed, I looked forward to gray hair when I was a kid and what is the first thing I did as I began to turn gray? Fall to societal pressures and color my hair!

If I have learned or rather am in the process of learning anything about myself, it is acceptance of the gray. Not all aging, just the gray!

1 comment:

Elaine said...

I know what you mean about pictures; I hate having mine taken (no known reason, just do) and the ones I take are inevitably awful. As far as the gray hair, because I am blonde the gray kind of looks like highlights, even my old hairdresser thought so, so I don't mind it so much. Now, if I had dark hair, well, that's another story!