Monday, November 09, 2009
A day I have never dreaded
It has been years in the yearning.
I started my dreads this past week.
We are slowly adding them. I say "slowly," because I am doing them and involving my kids as much as they like. My African/Haitian girls, in particular, are a vital part of this process. I tell them I love their hair, just exactly the way it is. I hug their braids as they pile down from their scalp. I giggle with them when they stick up after a good night's sleep. I love feeling that puffy goodness, which turns and flips in all different directions.
And now I reflect that beauty.
So many other reasons for locking my hair ... many of which involve a simplified lifestyle, and no longer being enslaved to my roots.
So, there you go. My big hair announcement.