One Way? Week Five: "I Can See Clearly Now"
Several years ago my wife decided to change her hair color from very blonde to very brown--while I was away at a week-long conference. We had been married for ten years at that point, and I had known her since we were thirteen. For every one of those twenty-odd years her hair had been very blonde. Until that week. When I got off of the airplane and began walking to baggage claim, I walked right past the seat where she was sitting, and even glanced at her as I went. A thought passed through my head when I glanced, "She's kind of cute," it called out as it passed. Then another thought came rushing in and sort of shouted when it arrived, "THAT WAS YOUR WIFE!!!!" I stopped in my tracks and turned slowly around. Sure enough, there she was smiling at me, resplendent as a brunette. I gave her a big hug and exclaimed about how different she looked with her new color. Then I made the mistake of telling her about the "She's kind of cute" thoug