there were so many different opinions and perspectives said...everyone had something unique to share about how they felt about their dreads. so i decided since i missed it then, i'd like to post now..
i believe that having dreads is a connection that no other person will experience in their life time. they are a permanent thing that requires work which makes them one huge commitment, which in turn makes each one of us a stronger person.
i originally got dreads with my old roommate about 4 months ago now. we talked about how each of us wanted to get them one day, then the next thing i knew she was sitting in her room backcombing her hair. i sat next to her and started to backcomb mine as well..one thing led to another and here i am 4 months later with wonderful locks. to me it was a bonding experience with her.. we both committed to each others hair and our own. sadly, she took hers out two weeks ago. but i still feel the same about it as i did the day i got them.
people have posted many things about how they feel about their locks.. like.. they're another limb and so on.. i also feel that way. well, maybe not that they're another limb, but just that i feel more connected with them now then i ever have with my hair. they are a part of my personality, you know? i think i've grown since i've gotten them.. i'm more connected with my spirituality and person as a whole. everyone struggles with themselves at a certain point in their lifetime and i'm glad i have my dreads there to help me through it all. they really helped me define a portion of my personality. they're different with every person..as you all know. they put a statement out there saying "look at me, i chose to be like this and i'm happy" .. and it makes me happy that i can actually say that...as well as smile.
i know you're all posting things like "how do they look, should i cut them... i hate the way that they.." and so on.. yes. dreads can be a hassle. but each individual dread is different and unique. let them frolic and sway about and do their own thing. after all, they are your children.