G is for Gray or is it Grey?
I don’t mean to go all Sesame Street on you fine folks…seriously…but
The whole gray ~vs~ grey thing has always confused me.
Two words, one meaning…which you say depends on where you live.
In the United States…we use the word gray, in the United Kingdom it’s grey.
Same meaning, different spelling.
I prefer grey. Okay, wait, wait, wait…
I like the word grey…. the word. I like the color grey, as in a color to wear.
I don’t like grey in my hair.
Maybe I should call it gray when it’s in my hair. Heh!
I am not a fan of gray hairs. I honestly hate them, I curse them,
I curse AT them.
I have been fighting gray (or white) hairs on my reddish-blonde head since I was about 24.
How totally unfair is that?! 24, twenty-four, 2. 4.
I’m not sure why I have been going gray since my mid-20’s, it’s probably genetics. My grandmother says it’s because I was a wild teenager. Which I was. Hush. I still think it is genetics.
The big issue is, my gray hairs make me feel old.
There, I said it.
I don’t mean to be vain, really I don’t. I’m sure it’s something I’ve been conditioned into by the media.
Women with gray hair are told (by the media) that we need to color that gray. Get rid of the gray. Heck, they have hair colors that work in 10 minutes so we can cover that gray easily while getting ready in the morning.
Men? Well, they’re told gray hair is distinguished. In fact, they have products to remove just “some” of the gray for men. Keep just the right amount of gray, they say.
Men with gray=sexy, wise and distinguished
Women with gray=old, matronly and not sexy
I found this picture on a Google search. This woman looks amazing
(even with her gray hair). Granted this picture is from a Plastic Surgery brochure, but still she is lovely. Why can’t we see gray hair like this?
Meanwhile, I’m off to color my hair…because I can see the gray and I don’t like it.
How do you feel about gray? Do you feel in makes you look “old”?