So the crazy thought I’m having today is, why is it that mammals, which includes most humans (there are those who argue lawyers are more reptilian), when they get older their hair fades to grey? The plant world does it quite differently, trees being the most obvious, some of which break out in brilliant reds and oranges. Trees announce to the world “that’s right (expletive deleted), I’m going dormate soon, so (expletive deleted) you!”
(NOTE: I’ve really been trying of late to curse less. And I curse a lot. I use curses like punctuation. Get the slightest thing out of place and out comes a profane string of curses. The people who did the HBO show ‘Deadwood’ – they came to me for dialog consultation. Not my best characteristic and it’s become excessive even for me, so I’m trying to put something of a lid on it. But sometimes it appropriately get’s the point across, like when Steve McQueen in ‘Papillion’ is floating to freedom on the ocean at the end of the movie and shouts out “Hey You Bastards, I’m still here”! See how it works there. That’s how it is in the first paragraph.)
Humans, though, just sort of fade out, retreat into the background, and then are gone. So I say, strike back by growing that grey hair really long! Let it flow like a lion’s mane! Women with long, flowing grey hair – gorgeous! Men with long grey hair swirling over their ears and cascading grey beards – debonair! (We shall leave men with grey pony tails for another time). Defiantly sneer at the passage of time! “Hey you bastards, I’m still here!!”
All my life I have had to learn to do things differently. To see the world differently.