Demands of the great wheel

Oct 21, 2008 at 4:07 PM
I am about to turn 32 and I just found a truly silver hair growing out of my head. Right out of it, plain as day. Straight up from the top.

My youth is OVER.

I never did drugs, no matter who was trying to get me to. I never wore bikinis even when I had my bikini body. I never tried to steal someone else's sweetheart. I have helped people in their endeavors as often as possible - rarely leaving someone behind unless they'd failed me at least three times. I never took any of those solicitous men up on their varied offers. I have had a very boring, helpful, purpose-driven life doing pretty much nothing but raising kids - mine and other people's.

I am a good person. So why is this happening?

Karmically, I'm due. I'm past due. If, on top of everything else, I have to have a silver hair now, A REAL silver hair, I want something in exchange. I want a man. That man that I deserve. Whoever the hell he is and where ever he's been hiding, it's TIME.

GIVE, life, give it here. Or else.

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Addendum:

DAD: Reminds me of the good old days when I had hair on top of my head.
DESI: Puts things in perspective.

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Oh great wheel:

In retrospect, thank you for continuing to grant me my abundant waves of coppery-brown-and-now-silver dead protein strands. If they all turn silver or even white, at least I have them. Perhaps you would consider sending the hypothetical good man in exchange for the hypothetical years of future charity and volunteer work I will be able to do if supported by said good man? I do understand that it doesn't work in foresight - but I sure would like one anyway.

5 comments

  1. lupingirl Says:

    I started going grey at 16 - and I still had the boring youth!

  2. Kat Says:

    I am over 4 years older than you, and I have no grey hairs. But I did drugs, wore bikinis, once tried (and failed) to steal someone else's sweetheart, and took numerous solicitous men up on their varied offers. Maybe there's something to that.

    =)

  3. desi Says:

    Kat that is so not fair.

    And to Shelley I would like to say thanks for the inspiration. It was Shelley's story that made me think of the great wheel today.

  4. desi Says:

    Thank you oh great wheel for pointing out the obvious to both of us.

  5. desi Says:

    I've gottens ome odd responses to this one by email. I may make all my demands on the great wheel through that hotline of yours in the future, Shells.