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René Magritte – Homesickness
René Magritte

私はどす金髪なので、白髪が出来ても、最初のうちには気づかないものだ。


金髪の色と白髪の色が見分けがたいから。例えば日本人のような黒髪なら一本でもの白髪が立派に目立ってすぐ見えるけれど。


そのため今まで何本かの白髪が知らないまま出来たろう。

I'm dirty-blond, so even if I were to get a gray hair, at first I wouldn't notice.


The colors of blond and of gray hair aren't that different. If I had, say, black hair like my wife, a single gray hair would stand out remarkably.


I suppose I've had a few gray ones and just not known.


が、先日うちの妻が、まぎれも無く白い白髪を一本見つけてくれた。それから白髪狩りをして頭の天辺の辺りに白髪の小さな植民地のような集いが発見された。

But the other day, my wife noticed an indubitably white hair. This precipitated a hunt for more of them, and around the top of my head a small colony of white hairs was discovered.


知らないときは何とも思わなかったが、そこにいるかと思うと、頭の天辺がやっぱりかゆくなる。

When I never knew about them, I never thought anything of it; but now that I know they're up there, the top of my head has begun to feel itchy.


新規の白髪が常にニョキっと生えようとしている感じ。

It feels like new ones are continually trying to sprout from my scalp.