When you first showed up, I didn’t know who you were.
But then – I wasn’t expecting you either – I was only in my late 20′s
So I tried to hide your presence.
But then – you started showing up more often, and thought you would bring more of your friends.
Until – you became a force that I could no longer reckon with…
I finally accepted the fact that you were here to stay.
I thought that I would get to know you more intimately, and explore the power of your being.
It wasn’t until about three years ago that I embraced you fully – welcoming your NATURAL state of being.
Your NATURAL curls and BEAUTIFUL color.
I now recognize that my crowning glory is the SILVER LEGACY of the Palmer women. We wear our silver tresses with grace, boldness and conviction.
I love the versatility that you bring to my life. Whether sporting braids, two strand twists, bantu knots, twist outs – or my favorite – my afro puff!
You make me feel all woman!
You empower me when I boldly step out with my full silver ‘fro.
You give me a sense of grace, self-confidence, and an eternal connection to the women of my past.
You have become one of the beautiful, unique features that add to my presence of being.
I accept each and every one of you, and will continue to share your beauty with boldness and conviction.
by Michelle Lynn Thompson 04/14/2012