A guy I know from work was talking about getting dreads and he wanted to know how to make them. And instead of talking about wax and rubberbands, I asked him, "What do you consider dreadlocks?"
And we talked about the different definitions of dreadlocks and what he wanted exactly. I told him about natural methods (meaning letting it grow without product or letting it grow without brushing). about twisting, about dreadfalls, and everything I learned from you guys. Finally, he decided to just stop brushing it in order to get them. I thought it was cool that even though we have different ideas of what "real" dreadlocks were, I still managed to help him out. And I mentioned this community as well.
Keep being awesome, everyone!
the other day in a thrift store, a quickly-approaching-elderly black woman asked, "who did that to your hair?"
when i responded that i did it all myself, she told me i'm a "miracle". it seemed friendly.
i wonder what it means.
she only seemed MOSTLY drunk at two pm on a sunny sunday.
i opened facebook (college online community, like myspace) to find this message waiting for me:
From: Ben Wiersma
To: Emily Tokarski
Message: Hey you're the chick with the awesome hair I always see around campus!! I wish i had hair like that : -(
it made me giggle out loud. i'm still smiling widely. hehe!