ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
I’m 53 years old. My birthday card says: “Sassy Since Birth.” Hmm… sassy, more than a bit dramatic, obstinate…definitely obstinate, opinionated, vocal, not easy but hopefully interesting? Maybe? I also like silly, exuberant, wacko, off beat, and a lot of color.
Shhh! Don’t tell anyone, but right now I’ve been experimenting with rainbow hair colors. Hee, hee. I’ve always wanted to do that…and well, Kamille died. She was 45 and had fought breast cancer for many years. She was an artist and a fashion designer and a belly dancer and she always had her hair dyed some wild wonderful color.
In honor of Kamille, the time is now for me to go rainbow! I went to a hair dresser and we loaded up my hair with blue and green and purple…and almost none of it took! I thought my grey would show off all the color but instead I discovered that it’s “resistant” to color. I got a few purple streaks but all the other colors just washed out! Color! I want more color!
Now, I’ve been researching and then dumping bottles of color on my head for 3 days and... it all just washes off! I tried a super strong red color shampoo. It stained my hands just great. But, my hair? Zip, zippy, el zippo color in my hair. Grrrr. Next, I tried a semi-permanent bubble gum pink dye that supposedly works on dark hair. Ha! I left it on extra-long and heated it with a blow drier. All I’ve got is a bit of pink at my temples and the same streaks of purple in back. Sigh. Grrrr. Harumph. I’m trying Kamille. I’m trying. My next plan is to go back to the hairdresser and have her load me up with that one purple dye that seemed to stick. I won’t be rainbow but I will ride the color train!
So, there you have it. The author: silly, sassy, wacko, colorful, off beat, exuberant, obstinate, and dramatic. Hopefully, I also manage kind and compassionate. The last two are the most important. I try to remember that. Practice compassion in everyday life…while you’re trying to get the stupid dye to stick to your hair!