I'd Rather

By Erma W.

Two heads of hair observe each other from across the room. It's not hard for them to see each other in the brightly-lit art gallery, where the evening discussion is on the use of imagery in modern art. The geometric shapes, although catchy and sharp, are not bold enough to detract from the superlatively-sophisticated strands of hair on the heads of two women who look like each other's clones. 
It is probably their physical similarities (almond eyes, full lips, crescent-shaped eyebrows, maple syrup skin, and diamond-sparkling teeth) that draws them to one another.

The two heads of hair are just as entranced by each other, although for different reasons. Unlike their identical-looking owners, the heads of hair are anything but alike--except for their shades of black. When the two heads of hair are face to face--or rather head to head--with each other, they begin to address each other:

Head 1:  Oh, how I wish my hair were like yours.  It's so long and thick and full.  You can do any style you want with your own hair, and length retention is never an issue. I'd rather be like you.

Head 2:  Really? I wish I was like you. Your shortness and fineness make styling a super-snap.  You can wash and go, you use less product, and combs and brushes go through you easily. I'd rather be like you.

Head 1:  I don't know if you want to be like me because I have issues too. I take too long to detangle and flat iron, and I stay wet for a long time.

Head 2 : Short-hair struggles are real too. I am so limited in the styles that I can do. Heat and color are not my friends.

Head 1:  I never looked at it that way.

Head 2 : Neither did I. I'm so glad that we talked.

Head 1 and Head 2:  Sometimes, the "green grass" is a vibrant weed. Abandon the "I'd Rather" syndrome. Embrace and enhance what you have. 

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