Just Pondering…But Accepting!

One of the selections on my dryer is “Less Dry.” Hmm…just wondering about the reasoning behind this? Of course, the more wise choice would be “More Dry.” I typically don’t wear my clothes slightly damp.

Just pondering…but accepting…

Don’t you think there are aspects in life that we all notice, but accept regardless, without delving into the reason why? Wondering why this is may waft in and out of our minds ever so briefly. We usually, however, let it be a passing thought. We don’t allow it to occupy much space in our minds and generally don’t question it too much. We ponder a little…then accept it…and go on.

A friend once asked me, “What kind of product do you use to keep your hair blonde?” I said, “I have it highlighted, but I’m not exactly sure what the product is that they use. I think it has a little bit of peroxide in it? All I know is that the two hour simple (?) restoration process to make my hair look “natural” is worth metamorphosing into an electrocuted silver Martian to attain it.

So, on my next visit to my beautification specialist (as I was gagging from the potent fumes from this bowl of natural highlights with just a smidgen of peroxide…or so I thought) I casually asked her, “By the way, what are the ingredients in that bowl of white stuff?) She replied, “Why, it’s PURE BLEACH, honey!” Feeling numbness setting in, I conjured up the image of the way to give your toilet bowl a really good cleaning. It would be imperative to repress the word BLEACH and “my hair” for an eternity never to be brought to the forefront again. In my mind, it would just have to remain a bowl of “natural highlights” that performs a transformation miracle.

Just pondering…but easily accepting anything for “natural” (?) blondness (even if it means suffocating from bleach fumes!).

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About Hunter

Hunter has been living her dream of being an author after falling in love with the Nancy Drew Mysteries in the fourth grade. She has incorporated her love for words along with her psychology degree from Meredith College to create books that can be aids in healthy nourishment for the mind. She is the author of five children's books, a photography book and a novel. She has been a human interest columnist for The Charlotte Observer (2001-2005) as well. She was the recipient of the "50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading" by The Author's Show, the Meredith College Career Achievement Alumnae Award and the Excellence in Creative Writing Award by the General Federation of Women’s Clubs. She is a public speaker and teaches a writing camp for kids called Writer's Cramp Camp. (The animated art on this blog is provided by http://www.appleanimation.com)
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