Like Cotton Candy

August 27, 2007

cottoncandy.jpgRiding in the car one day my husband sees the silhouette of a child in the minivan next to us.

“You can tell that’s a black girl,” he says.

As I turn to look the van pulls ahead.  “How do you know?”

“The hair,” he responds.  “No one else has hair like that.”

“Like what?”

“Fluffy, like cotton candy.”

Like cotton candy.  I’ve never heard 4a or “nappy” or “highly textured” hair described in that way.  Cotton candy reminds you of happy, sunny days at the county fair.  Of the excitement of carnival rides and trying to win a at “ring toss”.  It’s an exuberant confection, light and fluffy and melt-in-your-mouth.

Sweet.

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One Response to “Like Cotton Candy”

  1. Cozy Sister Says:

    I like that.

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