A slice of gray

Slice of LIfePart of Slice of Life by Two Writing Teachers


There’s a very brightly lit bathroom at one of my schools. At the right angle in the mirror, you see gray. Just a little, but it’s there.

A few days ago, I came home and forced Mr. Thought to look at the top of my head. “I’m going gray.” I insisted, “Look!”

He couldn’t see it.

“It’s okay,” I said. “It’s natural. I’m not upset, I’m just noticing it.”

He still couldn’t see it.

So the next time I used that bathroom, I looked again. Gray.

Then this morning, I used some dry shampoo in my hair. A new kind that I have been using every so often. . . I watched it leave a light white-gray powder on my hair.


I walked down the steps, “I’ve solved the mystery!”

And also, I guess I need a new new kind of dry shampoo. (Or to not be so rushed in the morning. . . )


5 thoughts on “A slice of gray

  1. Oh, dry shampoo!! I’ve tried it, but with dark hair, I can’t commit to it either.
    I’m in denial about the gray. I’ve tried to adopt a “highlights” attitude about it. Also, the lighting at school is VERY unreliable!

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