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Saturday, 13 April 2019

Lonely Brown Hair


Was it for that wild man of the mountains look, the Chris Bonington, or that you were too lazy to get shaved in the morning?

Then came the snow: the unwanted single white ones, thicker and longer, waving out from the middle, to be summarily snipped out with the pointy scissors from the dissecting kit you nicked from school.

Later, there were more, too many more, giving that distinguished, salt and pepper, silver fox look, or so you liked to think. It was a glorious dappled thing, turning gradually, except for a couple of mucky patches near your ears.

Now it’s complete. Except, just now and again, just here and there, a few solitary warm brown strands poke out, fuelling vanity, cruelly taunting you about what it used to look like all over.

Does Chris Bonington get them too?



An earlier post about Sir Chris Bonington

8 comments:

  1. I don't know if I've been close enough to notice a man's beard showing the occasional dark strand of youth. I've been a dirty blonde for most of my adult life. White hairs are in the mix now. I think it looks drab. Do women get to be silver foxes as well? If my hair continues on its current path, then I sort of hope so.

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    1. Surely it's silver vixen - or is that sexist? It certainly sounds sexy.

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  2. Hmmmm...did you nick a closeup of Sir Chris' face?

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  3. I am sure that the silver effect gives you gravitas and that those who meet you consider you to be both distinguished and wise.

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    1. A daft old git would be more accurate.

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    2. Why? What would a daft old git say about you?

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    3. Something about distinguished and wise gravitas perhaps?

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