FIFTY shades of Grey
It was heartening to read the views expressed in ‘ Grey pride — A minority report’ ( August 5, 2016) by those who have embraced their grey lines and take pride in them, while most of us prefer to keep them under wraps even if it means erasing the years of experience and all the achievements that we are proud of. It is great to have these men and women — who prove that self- confidence is the best fashion statement to look up to. Beena Jose, by email
To dye or not to dye is a question that we all have to grapple with at some stage in life. I am with those who age naturally and do not resort to colouring. Part of the reason is my upbringing and having seen my mum age gracefully. Being the youngest of four, by the time I began schooling, my mum had acquired several grey hairs and stood out in the crowd of parents when she attended parent- teacher meetings. However, whenever she spoke, there was gravitas and people listened intently to her words of wisdom and experience.
I have been waiting for my first grey hair but like the proverbial grass on the other side being greener, the hair on the other head always seemed greyer! After eagerly waiting for what seemed like eternity for my dignified and matured look, imagine my delight when I was recently rewarded with my first shades of grey. I am all set to roll out my pearls of wisdom fondly hoping that my ( soon to be) 50 shades of grey will ably assist me in getting a patient hearing! Jaya Mahalingam, by email