By Kevin Williams
Not sure if anyone has any strong thoughts on this or not, so just thought I’d throw it out there.
I was in line at the post office this morning and saw this woman with blue hair. Not the kind that old ladies used to get out of a bottle but actual sky blue hair. The woman seemed very kind and bubbly and, well, she had bright blue hair. Never got a great look at her face, but I’d put her at being in her 30s or 40s, so it’s not like she’s a teenager.
When I was a kid, colored hair was the domain of the punk rockers and trouble-makers (I’m generalizing) but now it has gone mainstream. Little girls wear streak of color in their hair as do 50-something women.
When someone we knew got their hair colored last year my parents about freaked out. For me, well, I guess I just shrug. There’s a young barista at the local coffeehouse that has green hair. Tattoos, hair colors, piercings, they have all gone much more mainstream than when I was a young lad. I guess I’m kind of blah because I have none of the above. I guess I could get my ear pierced but, sheesh, that would just seem “not me.” Although that may well be enough reason to do it: totally get out of the comfort zone. I don’t know, I guess I prefer blah, but I’m not really bothered tremendously by others who choose to decorate their bodies whatever form makes them comfortable. Or if I am a twinge bothered by something, I remind myself and try to suppress it (okay, I’ll admit I’m not a fan of the earringsthat expan the earlobe, there’s a name for them but I can’t remember what it is, but they expand out the earlobe where you could practically throw a marble through the hole…I don’t care for those)
So, does anyone else have any thoughts on this stuff?