There are very few books about redheads, but there are a few. One book that is rare now is The Red Head Book: A Book for and About Redheads by Al Sacharov. I came across a copy of this book a few years ago to add to my redhead books. My copy is autographed. To Dan, Good fortune to a fellow redhead! LOL
I was born a redhead and am still a redhead. The underneath of my hair is still the coppery red of my childhood and the outside is naturally highlighted with strawberry blonde shades. I have always loved my hair. Just like there are few books about redheads, there are few redheads period.
The author of the Red Head Book reminds us of the phrase that every redhead child has heard, I would rather be dead than red on the head.
In the book there is a favorite fable of mine.
Once upon a time there was a chicken named Humphrey. Now Humphrey happened to be a Rhode Island Red who somehow got mixed in with a group of Plymouth Rocks. Nobody would cackle it out loud, but most of the other chickens felt Humphrey was definitely a bad egg. He was always crowing three hours before the sun rose and then taking off on daylong journeys to scratch for bugs and corn kernels. None of the other chickens would accompany him since they were content to stay at home, be mellow, and peck at the feed the farmer tossed them. In fact, the rest of the chickens did their best to stay clear of Humphrey. “Too intense a guy” they agreed. Well, one night Humphrey returned home from his travels only to find the coop barren except for a few stray feathers. All of the other chickens had met the chopping block because of the high demand for chicken wings as hors d’oeuvres at singles bars.
MORAL OF THE STORY
“It’s better to be red than dead,” - or - “In a world where conformity is the norm, there are some folks who simply are different, and this difference is their gift.”
Fresh Find: What cute little raindrops rings!