The first grey hair….


There are many milestones in life, which bring about significant change – going to full-day school, leaving home for university, getting your own car, getting married, having children and many more.

However, there are some milestones, which don’t impact or change one’s life dramatically, but are talked about quite a lot.

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A few months ago, one of my friends called me to say that she had found the first grey hair on her head. We talked about the momentous event, as I gave her the story of my first grey hair.

“Seeing the first grey hair” is when life pauses for a brief moment in time, and in that brief moment, we think deeply about what was, and where we have come. Just a grey hair, but we suddenly feel the weight of responsibility, a sense of time ticking away.

So also, when we turn forty, and realize that half our life is over. We vow to put the remaining years to good use, vow to keep fit, and do all those things that we’ve always wanted to do!

Sometimes, when the kids come back from school, and you suddenly realize that they seem to have grown overnight, and that they will be heading to University in a couple of years.

Life has this knack of throwing such moments at us; moments that stop us in our tracks and make us take stock of where we have reached, and the journey that brought us here.

These moments also make us more grateful, and more determined to take on what’s coming.

The black eye


As the years fly past, the mirror tells you things that you do not necessarily want to know, or acknowledge.

So, a few days ago, one of my friends asked me if I was sleeping ok, as there were black circles under my eyes. She recommended an eye gel that would work magic.

I spent some time looking at my panda eyes and critically evaluated the possibilities. Yes, I definitely had black bags. Hmmm…

I went ahead and bought myself a good eye-gel. I have been using this for the last few days.

Last night, as I stood before the mirror and applied the eye-gel, I said to my husband, “Not sure if this thing really works. How will I know if it is indeed working?”

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My husband thought for a minute and came up with this very practical solution.

He said, “Why don’t you apply it on one eye only. Then you can very easily make out if it’s working.”

Men!!!! (Sigh). Imagine going around with one black eye!