I ran into a divine creature today at Costco. Walking down one of the frozen foods aisles, I saw a man and a woman making their way toward my direction. They both had the loveliest long gray hair. The woman's was tinted with hot pink on the sides, she wore glasses and a nose ring, was just the right amount of blissfully overweight...and, oh, my...she was divine.
"Your hair makes me SO happy!" I say as soon as I'm in range. I could see my big guy shrink just a bit out of the corner of my eye.
She stammered a bit, surprised by my proclamation, and then smiled ever so brightly and owned what I had said with a gracious response.
"I can't wait for mine to be as amazing as yours...OK, I can wait, but I will so embrace it." I know, I'm a bit of a spaz.
Her mate smiled softly at me, "Yes, embrace the days along the way."
As my big guy and I continued on I could hear the divine creature with the pink embellishments gushing a bit about how nice it was to hear what I'd said.
Big guy: "You talk to a lot of random people, Mom." This was said as a comment, not as high praise.
Me: "Yeah, because I'm awesome."
Big guy: "You're weird."
Fine-n-dandy...I'll just as happily embrace my current weirdness as my eventual gray hair (WITH pink highlights!).