Tuesday, August 24, 2010

The Vanity, I thought I Did Not Possess!

I was procrastinating for really long about this post, to do it or not, do I really want the world to know? Wouldn't I rather just hide it and let it be, I thought for long. It gets a bit more difficult to be candid on the blog, with each new friend I make through this space. (I think the fact that the visitors to this space have almost ceased to exist, is making this post a lot easier, I must admit.) So what was it going to be. Honestly, I was shocked by my own reaction to the situation, felt like quite a phony infact.

I have always believed myself to be completely immune to mujhe aunty mat kaho na syndrome. I was quite alright with such addressing, since years now. I am not particularly partial to looking good, nor am I particularly distressed at the thought of physically aging. And well, so I thought I was quite immune to the typical feminine folly of vanity. How wrong was I? What a hypocrite I am!

Well why, you wonder? A few days back I spotted my strands of grey. Yes. I was totally shocked. I had decided ages ago, that I would embrace my greys gracefully and not go running to the box of hair colour. But what did I know they would attack me so early. I had expected them to begin showing maybe a decade later, and yet here they are, peeping here and there, being a mirror to my reality. I was shocked to see the strands, not one or two that had cropped up earlier, but a good 3 or 4. I am depressed, I don't want to be old, not so soon anyways! God! Am I vain. Its a scary truth to embrace, and I am more shocked at the intensity of my reaction to the occurrence.

Have not yet run to colour my mane, but maybe in the not too distant future, I would have to make it a part of my routine!

11 comments:

Renu said...

Today grey hairs need not to worry anymore with so many colors available..

One gets old by thinking ,not appearances, so take care:)

Deeps said...

All I can say at this point is..welcome to the club :P :P

liveonimpulse said...

hey don't worry GM we all go through this at 26 I have atleast 5/6 strands of grey.. but who cares..somewhere down the line i'll find means to conceal them :P

PS : did you figure out why couldn't I submit my conttribution on the site?

Sraboney said...

I have numerous grey strands and I don't care...What I care about is my scanty hair getting scantier...Singapore water is crappy - everybody complains about hair loss...I've already started a fund for a nice wig...

Passionate Goof said...


Renu - I know, but I am such a lazy bum, that I will never do the job regularly.:( Thinking se toh main bachpan se hi buddhi hoon. he he he. How have you been?

Deeps - which one? vanity or grey hair? *evil grin*

liveonimpulse - I am sure we will, but still, it hurts. *sob sob*
I have no idea, why you could not donate girl, credit cards are universal and they should have worked. i am guessing there might be some firewall somewhere or something, but honestly, no idea. i had mailed them, but got no response. :(

Bones - he he he, you are a funny woman. Saving for a wig. :P The water was bad in Sharjah, I used have falling hair. The water is good in melbourne, I still have hair falling off.... so.... no excuse. ;)

Trish said...

Awww iss OK darling..go for that box of colors..:)

Renu said...

Take a day off to the parlour..good way of pampering urself:)

Passionate Goof said...


Trish - You know exactly how unlikely i am to do that! :(

Renu - Agreed, if you promise to take over the son. ;)

Renu said...

I you were in chennai, I would gladly do that:)..let your hubby do the babysitting in the mean time>

June said...

I have had tons of grey hair since I was a teenager. I never minded it since anyone could tell I was young, and it made me look unique, but once I hit 30 I looked at myself and thought, damn you look OLD!

So now I color my hair regularly. Welcome to the club! =)

Trish said...

next time we meet,I will happily do it for u!watch the son,or color the hair..take your pick!