This may be the least compelling photo you’ve seen today:
…but I thought my First White Hair should be documented.
When I spotted the hair, I recalled “Silvered Is the Raven Hair” from Gilbert and Sullivan’s Patience.
Then I remembered this verse from “I’m Not Running Anymore” by John Mellencamp. My mom used to listen to him while quilting:
Well, I look in the mirror – what the hell happened to me?
Whatever I had has gone away
I’m not the young kid that I used to be
so I push the hair back out of my face
That’s okay, I knew this would happen
but I was hoping not today
Hey baby, I’m not running anymore
But I’m on my way
The relevant verse begins around 2:20. Sing it if you know it!
Note that John Mellencamp circa 1999 appears to have my current haircut. Also, the video appears to be recorded on the square of Bloomington, Indiana. Look familiar, ma?
**UPDATE** A closer inspection revealed three white hairs, all front and center. Shocking!
Do you have any gray hairs? When did they first appear?Tell us a story!