Showing posts from February, 2013

Why I am a "silver sister?"

"Silver Sisters" do you know what that term means? Well, it could be a name for a silver artwork group or the name for women who have grouped together to support one another in deciding, transitioning, and maintaining their gray hair. You see gray hair can appear for a woman as early as her teens and continue to plague her till the grave. When you try to google "gray hair," you find yourself wading through lines and pages of advertising for hair coloring products.  It would make you wonder if these product manufacturers are the instigators of the drive to have men and women cover their gray hair.  I know when I was in the work force and my gray starting to bloom over both of my ears, a well meaning colleague informed me that I needed to cover my gray. Her suggestion went on with the comments, "You know, grey hair will age you. You have a young face. Do you want everyone to think that you are old?  Color you hair so you don't look your age."Ev

Musings on Valentine's Day...

Valentine's Day is one of my favorite holidays. It reminds me to stop and recognized those who mean much to me. I do not limit my circle of loving thoughts to one person. I am not supporting what the commercial world has done to this day. Making it a day of have's and have not’s. (i.e., I have a someone to love me. I don't have someone to love me.) Everyone should celebrate this day because of its name bearer.  First, of all Valentine's Day appears on the calendar during the winter season. It is meant to warm your soul. Secondly, Valentine was a real individual. His life history is vague and diverse. All versions seem to agree that he was sentenced to death for marrying Roman Christian couples in the Third Century. This was in defiance to the Roman decree forbidding marriage. During his imprisonment, he is attributed to healing the jailer's daughter of blindness. Valentine and the jailer's daughter wrote notes until his death. Thus, the t