Today I visited one of my favorite discount designer stores, Loehmann’s. I love, love, love me some Loehmann’s. As I meticulously thumbed through one clothing rounder after another, in my search for fabulously inexpensive summer dresses, an older woman tapped me on my shoulder. She said to me, “Try some color girl.”, chuckled, then walked off. Anyone who knows me well enough, is aware of how much black is in my wardrobe. This woman, this stranger, sharing aisle space after only a few moments, had figured out my fixation on black clothing. I knew very little about her, beside the fact that she smelled of Frankincense and Myrrh, the fragrance cleared my sinus passage. And, she had a full head of gorgeous salt and pepper colored locs, that fell waist length.
I often wonder what goes into a loc? And by that, I don’t mean product.
I’m alluding to the type of energy, life, love, spirit, wisdom; even the lack thereof. Locs, no matter whose head they grow from, exude so much character. Be it starter locs or Rapunzel locs, curled, styled or unkempt, they all tell an untold story. I find myself too curious about each journey. Unless I ask, I am always left to imagine…
Finally, I decide on a strapless number, leopard, it appeals my primal side. Still, I can’t get this woman and her silvery locs out of my head. I make way to the check out line, there she is. This time I tap her on the shoulder, hand her my business card and say, “I’d love to hear your story.”
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