A new day dawns

Patricia Allwood Hindman

GOING GRAY

Be yourself; Everyone else is already taken.

— Oscar Wilde.

THERE COMES A TIME IN EVERY WOMAN’S LIFE

I stopped! Out of sheer laziness I quit coloring my hair. That was three years ago. I was amazed at everyone’s reaction. My grandchildren begged me to cover my gray. Why? Although they couldn’t express it, I believe the gray revealed not just the real me, but my age, thus my mortality

I believe it is time to tell our stories.

Why should a woman color her hair (no judgment here?) Why shouldn’t she? If you have “let the gray grow,” have you been viewed differently? How about your grandmother? Did she go gray or always color?

Come on. Let us know why or why not. Do you have a story to tell? Share with us.