Naturally Dark

image

When I still had my dark mane of hair, as nature intended, I was led down unusual paths – met wizards among gnarled trees and was invited to hedonistic parties. “Snow White” they called me, I took many a bite of poisoned apples but in my dark fables, princes did not rescue the damsel but rather found singular pleasure in torturing the hell out of her. Games were played, involving the mind, involving the flesh – kind of exhausting but exhilarating nonetheless – drama was a permanent fixture: tears, scenes, dancing in shadows with messy eyeliner, hysterical laughter followed by fascinating hours spent pondering life, words, feelings, everything – while in the background, fountains of wine flowed and our minds reeled with possibilities.

Until, one day, I foolishly decided a drastic change was needed – the dark mane was replaced by a golden crown of hair.

Suddenly, I am the princess with the pea, the รผber sensitive girl who can’t possibly sleep without all of life’s luxuries. Aristocratic peacocks are coming up to me, giving me diet tips: no food apart from one Apple pip, just water, no alcohol, no smoke, it’s all forbidden if you don’t want your feathers to lose their shine…lest, God forbid you might be mistaken for a swine. All the paths are now boulevards paved with gold, no more shadows, light everywhere, the cads have vanished – instead, men reeking of sophistication are kissing my hand, bowing to the ground, falling over themselves to be anything but profound…What is this? What happened? Is this really all down to hair colour? Is this my punishment for going against nature? Dark was my hair, dark was – is – my psyche, what could have possessed me to forget it and go all Barbie?

If this all sounds ridiculous, that’s because it is – hair colour, really, as if it could make such a difference – and yet, I’m not taking any chances, I’m calling my hairdresser.

*Late night drunken writing, I had great fun with this one. And I might have laughed writing it, but it was still triggered by a few sparks of truth*

Advertisements

86 thoughts on “Naturally Dark

    1. Yep, I have a fascination with dark hair, on men and women, it’s always been my preference. And yes, a lot of men do tend to be stupid and seem to be obsessed with blondes…and now that I am blonde, I’m attracting that type and I’m not interested in that type! They irritate the hell out of me, they expect me to be as shallow as they are solely based on my hair colour ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ˜‚

      Liked by 3 people

    1. I’m forever going to quote you now, you know that? ๐Ÿ˜‚
      “Wood Elf from LOTR” is like, the coolest, most awesome thing! My Tolkien addicted blood is rushing as I type! Loool
      And FYI, I โค๏ธ Gimli! ๐Ÿ˜‰

      Liked by 1 person

      1. I LOVED the reference, will totally quote it to friends ๐Ÿ˜œ
        Aw, thank you, Elves are the most awesome creatures ever! If Liv Tyler hadn’t been so amazingly perfect as Arwen, I would have been so jealous of her getting the role ๐Ÿ˜‚

        Liked by 1 person

    1. Amanda, I spent years suspecting that the saying “blondes have more fun” was a lie! And now I’ve joined their ranks, I can categorically say it is NOT true that they do! ๐Ÿ˜‚
      You attract so much more attention as a blonde but it’s the wrong kind! Shallow and silly people are drawn to you and it is just irritating. I mean, I’m an introvert anyway so I don’t like attention very much, especially when it’s based on looks ๐Ÿ™„…but any attention I got as a brunette was *usually* worthy ๐Ÿ˜‰

      Liked by 2 people

      1. I used to be blonde (back in the day!) Yep, bleached the crap out of my hair to the point it was falling out, but that didn’t stop the attention (The wrong kind of attention, like you say!) Now I have gone to “the dark side”, I get taken more seriously… It’s silly really, how hair colour can dramatically change how people interact with you, or even what they think about you. It does make me mad, actually.

        I feel a future rant coming on!

        Liked by 3 people

      2. I can’t imagine you as a blonde, dark hair really suits you, you look beautiful! Then again I just love dark hair, on men or women, it just seems to be my thing ๐Ÿ™‚
        I know exactly what you mean though, I was thinking of writing a more serious piece about it but I probably won’t have time. You, you’d be SO good at writing about it! You should do it! It’s an issue that needs to be addressed, it makes me mad as well! ๐Ÿ˜ณ

        Liked by 1 person

      3. I’ll pop it on my list of future topics. It would be interesting to see what others feel about the whole blonde/brunette perception.

        And thank you! *Blushes* I don’t think I’d ever go back to bleaching again. My hair would never forgive me! Eeeek!

        Liked by 1 person

      4. Great, I’m sure you’ll do justice to it! No blushing Amanda, have you been at the cheap Champagne again? ๐Ÿ˜‰
        The bleach is certainly a killer, especially when you insist on long hair like I do. Well, I might be dark again soon, like you ๐Ÿ˜‰

        Like

  1. Like you I’m partial to dark hair on men or women. I don’t know why but I am! My hair has always been a dirty blonde, so going light or dark has always been difficult for me to decide. However, your dark hair fits you, I couldn’t go that dark, but blonde works on you too. Go figure huh? Anyway, I went ultra blonde once, men went nuts! I got all kinds of looks. I really didn’t like it, so now I’ve settled somewhere in the middle.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Somewhere in the middle suits you Dara ๐Ÿ™‚
      I’m like you, I don’t like the kind of attention being blonde brings you, I guess I only went for it because I had been dark for so long and really, badly wanted a change and I had never tried the blonde look.
      I don’t know what it is about dark hair either but that is where my eyes/mind/whatever always home in on ๐Ÿ™‚

      Liked by 1 person

  2. This was fun to read โ˜บ It’s interesting to think of how hair colour could change other people’s perceptions…I sincerely hope we aren’t all that shallow!
    Anyway, there was a lovely flow to this post and I enjoyed it immensely. Thanks for sharing!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Ah, you sir, know exactly what to say! Even as a child, constantly reading, and totally unaware of looks and what they meant, I used to dismiss the compliments about my “pretty face” and ” beautiful green eyes” but how I loved it when somebody got impressed because I had used a “big word” that even some of the adults present didn’t understand. Lol what a strange child I was!
      That said, I do think my best feature is my eyes. They’re the only part of me I could be a little vain about ๐Ÿ˜‰
      Thank you!

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Love the dark hair on you! Definitely brings out your eyes ๐Ÿ™‚ I am biased, being a natural black brown. Err… until my hair started coming in white when I was 14! I’m now a natural purple but was also a Barbie blonde. Boys liked the blonde but I couldn’t get used to the weird attention that it drew. Ironic that – I feel more comfortable with purple hair than blonde!
    I’m also rather chuffed that we both wrote about our hair late last night. Me after a couple glasses of wine down pub with my daughter and her half black, half fuchsia hair… Little acorns ๐Ÿ˜€

    Liked by 1 person

    1. What an interesting comment! I’m not surprised you feel more comfortable with purple hair than blonde, that’s because it’s more you, it’s who you are, (well, who you are *right now* anyway) of course you’re going to be comfortable with it ๐Ÿ™‚
      Can I just say…you look a-ma-zing! I love, LOVE the hair. And now I’m going to go and check that post you wrote last night ๐Ÿ˜‰

      Liked by 1 person

  4. you look great with dark hair! Both ways, but I agree that if dark is your nature there is where you have to be! I have dark hair and I did play with my hair color several times for fun changing in different ways and colors and I did went light twice with highlights but I always went back to dark that’s ME my nature what I am and I am happy with it! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you Carolina! I am repeating myself while talking to everyone about this post but I can’t imagine you not being dark. It suits you face and it suits your personality too. I’m not sure why I imagine that creative people suit dark hair but I do lol ๐Ÿ˜‰

      Liked by 1 person

  5. You’re gorgeous in any color, wow, I’ve always wanted green or blue eyes. So beautiful you are! I went blond once, I walked into a restaurant to meet friends, no one recognized me. So fun! ๐Ÿ˜ˆ
    I love your tipsy and untipsy words, sexy, sweet, scintillating Blondie โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’•โค๏ธ

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you gorgeous! Now you…you’re the dark type if I ever saw one ๐Ÿ˜ˆ ๐Ÿ˜‰
      “Everyone is a moon, and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody.” โ€” Mark Twain
      I’m not sure why you made me think of this quote but you did! ๐Ÿ’™โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’™

      Liked by 1 person

      1. I love that quote.
        Though I wish I didn’t show my dark side so much. Ugh.
        It has a life of its own

        I found this quote for you as I was thinking of your exquisite eyes
        You are a gorgeous creature, inside and out. I adore your words and feel so blessed that you read mine. Sweet dreams, sweetest girl! ๐Ÿƒ๐ŸŒบ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿƒ๐ŸŒบ

        To the girl with the world in her eyes โค๏ธ
        ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

        “I like you; your eyes are full of language.”

        [Letter to Anne Clarke, July 3, 1964]
        โ€• Anne Sexton

        Liked by 1 person

      2. Your dark side is part of who you are, light and dark, both are necessary for balance ๐Ÿ˜Š
        Thank you my lovely, I feel the same about you, *and* your fantastic writing โค๏ธ
        I love the quote, it made my heart swell ๐Ÿ˜
        Have a beautiful day gorgeous! ๐ŸŒบ๐Ÿ’•

        Liked by 1 person

  6. Une brune aux yeux verts? Hmmm. Women do go through some dramatic changes sometimes for strange reasons. ๐Ÿ™‚ Question is not what others prefer but what you prefer. Again dark hair and clear eyes is a lovely contrast. ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Bonne semaine.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Merci, j’ai รฉcrit un morceau humoristique qui a eu beaucoup plus de succรจs que je ne pensais lol
      Je me tรขte toujours quant ร  mes cheveux, vais je retourner au brun? Je ne sais pas encore, je suis blonde depuis ร  peine 2 ans, je vais y penser un peu plus longtemps ๐Ÿ˜‰
      Bonne semaine a toi aussi ๐Ÿ™‚

      Liked by 1 person

      1. ร‡a, c’est une anomalie WordPress et rien ร  voir avec moi. Le mรชme lien apparaรฎt sous les commentaires que les autres me laissent, c’est un bug tout simplement – ร  ignorer ๐Ÿ™‚

        Liked by 1 person

      1. I crashed and burned on the cleanse on Saturday. I did have a sandwich! lol But, the funny thing was, after drinking a glass of red wine, I was more tipsy than I had been in quite a while.

        Liked by 1 person

      2. That’s not surprising really, after a detox, alcohol is like a bomb exploding in your body! Lol
        I can’t imagine living without carbs, so can I say well done you for sticking with the diet however long it lasted. Especially in winter! ๐Ÿ˜‰

        Liked by 1 person

  7. Love this picture a lot. You are stunning and beautiful if I may say so myself. ๐Ÿ™‚

    I love these lines:

    All the paths are now boulevards paved with gold, no more shadows, light everywhere, the cads have vanished โ€“ instead, men reeking of sophistication are kissing my hand, bowing to the ground, falling over themselves to be anything but profound

    Poetically captured and moving. Love it. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

  8. A natural brunette, I like that photo. You pull both blonde and brunette off wonderfully, especially with the literary motifs. I don’t understand the fascination people have with hair colour, I’m much more drawn to the thoughts and love of words of the person.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. I agree with you totally, I’m drawn to somebody’s personality rather than their looks. I have never been able to “fancy” someone based solely on what they look like – I realise I’m in the minority with this but that’s just who I am. In any case, thank you! I’m really glad you enjoyed reading this ๐Ÿ™‚

      Liked by 1 person

  9. franchement, je pense que t’es jolie et sexy – et en brune et en blonde… ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m serious and hรฉtรฉro!
    * * *
    je ne me suis jamais teint les tifs, j’ai des cheveux gris depuis mes 30 ans, je me fais des mรจches fines now and then, mais je (me) prรฉfรจre “nature”… ๐Ÿ™‚ but then again:”de gustibus et de coloribus non disputandum!” ๐Ÿ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s