Sunday, December 20, 2009

Forever Farrah

Today's blog is about my hair
my hair!

It seems it is highly misunderstood...
first of all
let me state the facts
it IS naturally blond
(and hmmm...admittedly gray)
but not naturally curly
I pay for that.
I have had the same hairdo
for twenty years
and I don't care
yes I suppose it is kind of BIG
(but not National Lampoon
or Farrah big, I don't think)
preferring to think its wild
and messy like my illustrations
sort of a trademark look
and people who know me well...
know I use it to hide behind
it is my shield, my veil, my net
and finally
Velcro and my hair don't get along
at all!
(Oh and branches also
got tangled in a tree once!)

So when in a conversation
with my paddling mates
the other day
I noticed there were
far too many questions about my hair
along with
relayed comments about
their own Farrah days...hmm???
And...the mention of "big" hair...
one too many times
(all words
I have a bit of an aversion to...)
and there is the ongoing banter
of 'who likes pink and who doesn't?'
between Anita and I!

Pink is the only color
I can honestly say I hate
probably due to the many
childhood moments
spent next to a pepto bismol bottle
(its a sad story, don't ask)
(tho now, it makes me think
of my late friend Jen who loved
everything pink)

So when someone said
"Would have thought you'd love pink
because of your girlie girl hair"
I am so offended"
I stormed laughing
and outraged, truly!

Never having seen myself as
a 'girlie girl'
never even been called that???

So what kind of misconception
is occurring
because I have big messy Farrah like hair
that Velcro and branches are attracted to?
And do I really care?
as long as no one gets me
anything pink to wear in it!
Its going to be
Farrah forever!

Pam Piper Rain

1 comment:

Karin Feuerstein said...

Wow and here I had a pink T-shirt picked out for you, you mean I have to return it? The cancer ribbon is pink, but I loved pink before I wore the ribbon for my friend Annie who died and for Maria and Julie who also died of cancer and there are a few more I'll mention another time.