It's the long Easter weekend, everything is closed, and I have nothing to do with myself since I don't spend most of the weekend at church events like other do... so it gives me a lot of spare time to think. So thats what I'm doing.
I wonder... what it is... that makes dreadlocks so damn appealing. I have been fascinated with dreadlocks for many years, and wanted to have my own when I was 14, but due to my mothers massive aversion to "looking like a greasy dirty birds nest", I decided to stay an admirer until I was ready to have my own. I'm almost 21 now, and I'm growing out my short hair to start my own lovely locks and when I tell people, they say "WHY?! Your hair is already so beautiful!?". So I asked myself.. why? And I can't really give myself an answer. Because to me they represent freedom? And discipline? Finding beauty in something not so obvious? A journey? Like watching a child grow? Because I just like them. I do.
Why do you love your dreads? And for those of you like me, who don't have their own yet, why do you love them so much you want your own?