Wednesday, March 9, 2016

SOLSC '16 Day Nine: Purple


"When I am an old woman"
"I shall wear purple"
"With a red hat which doesn't go, and doesn't suit me."**
I warned my principal that I'd be going purple for my 50th birthday, in honor of Jenny Joseph's famous poem.  It won't be too bright, I said; just some color over my own naturally dark brown-and-silver curls.  
You probably won't even see it in certain light, I said.
I wonder if she'll be the one issuing a warning today.  

It will most likely be gone in four weeks, my hairdresser said....But in the meantime, I will "make up for the sobriety of my youth."**  

And maybe even learn to spit.


**"Warning" by Jenny Joseph, copyright 1962



14 comments:

  1. What a fantastic way to celebrate .... and a fantastic poem to accompany yourself. Put that poem in your pocket today. Happy birthday.
    Kevin

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    1. Thanks, Kevin--I got the cutest version of the poem, too, a little pocket-sized, illustrated hardbound edition by Souvenir Press. I will bring it to work today!

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  2. Very fun. I bet the students will love it.

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    1. Knowing my crowd, the older kids will love it, the younger ones will be shocked and probably "tell on me" to their parents! ;-)

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  3. Love it. For some reason i've been more and more drawn to that shade of purple when I see it on dark hair. I have 2 1/2 more years until 50--I'll keep it in mind. :)

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    1. I tried a DIY version this past summer, and liked it then; glad my hairdresser could replicate it with a bit more lasting results. Be forewarned, it is a bit messy; will be sleeping with a towel over my pillowcase for a week or so!

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    1. Thanks for the shout-out, Dad! Love ya, too.

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  5. What a fun and brave way to celebrate. Purple is my favorite color but I've never considered it for my hair!

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    1. It is fun! I couldn't bring myself to do the bleach-and-dye thing, though, so it will not be long-lived.

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  6. You have given me an idea for the next time I visit the hairdresser...and that purple looks fabulos, by the way!

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    1. It is fun, and the students loved it today! Thanks for the compliment. :-)

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    1. Thanks, Robin! I love it most of the time...until I get into certain light, and it looks REALLY purple. Then I'm afraid it's too much!

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