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René Magritte – Homesickness
René Magritte




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.


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.


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.


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