A couple weeks ago I shaved my head bald. This is not uncommon. I used to do it every two weeks. Now I wait a few months in between, developing a thick shag before I cut close and start again. I haven't paid for a haircut since I was 19, and have saved an assload of cash that way.
But this most recent shave was significant. I shaved off my calico blond/brown/red hair, and in its place grew back hair with a new feature--a touch of gray just above both ears.
This shouldn't be surprising. I'm 38 years old. Most of my long-time friends have been gray or balding for quite some time. Guys five or six years younger than me are balding or gray. But I was shocked. I had to look twice. I couldn't believe it.
Cha saw it a couple days ago and freaked out. She was playing with my hair, she gasped, she grabbed, she turned on the light. I knew what she was looking at. "Stop playing with my gray hairs," I said.
"I'm married to an old man," she said.