Friday, July 24, 2009

Let It Flow - Naturally

I don't know who she was but I hope I run into her again.

I was walking home after my morning trek to Starbuck's (I read my paper there every day) and a gal went pedaling by me on a bicycle. She didn't say anything and by the time I noticed her she was already past me so I didn't either.

I remember thinking that it was odd to not say "hello" to someone who was less than 3 feet away from you, but I just kept on keepin' on and dismissed the thought almost as quickly as it surfaced.

As I was watching her expand the distance between us, she suddenly maneuvered a large U-turn and headed back in my direction (not so easy with a baby tent trailer dragging behind her).

This time I was ready, and I smiled to say "Hello" as she approached, figuring she would respond-in-kind either verbally or with a quick nod of her head and then again pedal past me in her backtracking efforts to wherever she had been.

Instead, she slowed as she approached me and smiled to say, before I could even get "H...." out of my prepared mouth, "I came back to tell you that your hair looks beautiful and shiny in the sun."

Wow. Thank you! What a nice thing to say! Have a wonderful day (I could feel the words gushing in a very ungraceful way as I tried to respond quickly yet graciously while we both were in motion). She smiled and made another huge U-turn to head back up the hill and away from where I was still quick-stepping my way home.

Suddenly life was brighter. So, with a swish of my gold-laced-auburn wavy locks, I picked up my pace and pranced on up the street, absolutely positive that every strand of hair on my head was almost glittery with a heavenly glow beneath the crowning rays of sunshine.

I don't know who she was, but I hope to see her again so that I can tell her that she made my day. Nothing from 8 AM on could dampen these gold and auburn flecked spirits. And I don't think I will wear my baseball cap to the game tonight either, or straighten the natural curl out of myhair, or use the straightener or curling iron; I am just gonna let it flow "naturally" (because I'm worth it!).

Who said blondes have more fun? Pffft.

Shawn Desman "Red Hair"


  1. A real person's opinion is SO much better than the Wii Fit's "knowledge", isn't it? :)

  2. :) Thanks for reading BreAn! And yes, people are much more fun than techno gadgets!