Monday, February 3, 2014

My New Favorite Movie...FROZEN!

I made a DECISION!  I will let my gray hair come on out!  I will "Let it GO!"  I have been struggling with this for some time.  I have ALWAYS been of the thought that my hair should be dark and my nails polished.  But there comes a time, or has for me, when you just say, "I'm not sure that matters to me anymore."  You might think that sounds fatalistic, but to me it sounds like FREEDOM.  Not that I have ever been bound by convention, but I just didn't want to be known in my classroom as Old Lady Evans.  Guess what?  You can't stop that...neither can you hold back your powers for very long.  After watching the movie with some of my grandchildren, I made the decision to go white, just like one of the main characters I have been "graying" since my youth.  I just didn't realize how beautiful the nature of it all really is, until the movie.  It was invigorating.  I walked out of there singing, "Let it Go!"  One of my 8th grade students noticed.  Her reaction, "Mrs. Evans NO!"  When asked what part of the math problem she didn't understand, she let me know I had gray hair on my head.  I told her I was aware of that.  She said, "You can't go gray.  You would have to change your hairstyle and I love how you let it stick out everywhere!"  Why would I have to change my hairstyle?  "Because you would look like Einstein!"  I let her know that he was my mother's uncles' cousin twice removed by marriage on my daddy's side.  She is still confused.  One of my granddaughter's reaction was quite different.  She, 4 years old, noticed the gray coming in.  "What is that?"  I told her, "I'm FROZEN!"  She gave me the Debbie Evans' enthusiastic look!  "Oh my, are you getting your powers?"  My response, "Why YES I AM!"  The journey may be taking a bend in the road, but it is empowering!  Let us sing....LET IT GO!