ChangesBy Greta Zwaan
I sought for joy in peace, and rest to ease my weary mind,
Stressed out by such a heavy load, rest I just had to find.
My endurance could hold no more, my limits had been met,
I needed time to stand aside, sweet time to just forget.
But where to find the road to peace, an obscure trait to me;
My hectic lifestyle can't comprehend a way to set time free.
I've always rushed from A to B with no side glace allowed,
I had my life so well controlled; in truth, I felt quite proud.
No one could tell me what to do, I was a self-made man;
My schedules were controlled by me, I had a thorough plan.
'Twas good when all things went my way and no one interfered;
I had no one to answer to, my way was always cleared.
But years of this brought me no joy, though fortunes I'd amassed;
It seemed that all the things I owned would oh, so soon be past.
I had no friends that knew my plight, I kept myself at bay,
They all had troubles of their own; besides, what could they say?
They envied me with all my wealth, they never saw my pain,
I had life altogether, what more was there to gain?
But loneliness is terrible and emptiness is sad,
There seems no purpose for each day, no reason to be glad.
So now I wait; why? I don't know, but life for me must change.
There must be more than fortunes, a way to rearrange.
There has to be a purpose, and someone surely knows,
Why life is complicated, and days so full of woes.
Perhaps you have the answer, perhaps you know the route,
Perhaps you've traveled here before; if so, please help me out.
If need be, I'll be patient, I'll even take advice;
I'll gladly make the changes, no matter what the price.
I don't need independence, I've had my round of that;
I long for understanding, to know just where I'm at.
Someday I hope to thank you because you saw my need,
Perhaps with greater meaning, with purpose, not with greed.
I don't know how I got here, what lies ahead of me,
I'm grateful there'll be changes, I'm grateful to be free.
It has been quite a wild ride of a year! From the coronavirus pandemic to the excitement in Hollywood with all the celebrity pregnancies, there is a lot going on. To get through these crazy times, we need to be brave, courageous, and strong! Maybe that is why ever since last year the mullet has been making a steady comeback. The hairstyle isn’t a trend anyone saw coming back (like, ever) but, hey, it’s 2020 and anything is possible! On Monday, the Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams visited London-based hair salon Bleach London for a dramatic cut and color. The star left with a dark blond mullet. Honestly, if anyone could pull off the look, it’s Maisie Williams. To give us a look at the fresh cut and color, Bleach London posted two photos of Williams’s new style on Instagram captioned, “Mullet for My Valentine, Colour and cut for @maisie_williams by @freddie.yeah,” which Williams replied saying, “dreams rly do come true.” Yes, girl!
Williams’s modern mullet just reaches her shoulders with a lot of choppy layers throughout the middle lengths and ends. Of course, the mullet needs epic bangs! Her bangs are parted in the middle and have choppy layers to give it an edgy feel we love. As for the color, Williams chose a sandy blond shade with dark brunette roots to compliment her new cut. Other celebrities have been rocking the modern mullet as well. Miley Cyrus and Barbie Ferreira are rocking the look. The mullet practically runs in the Cyrus family since her dad, Billy Ray, made the look famous during his “Achy Breaky Heart” days. Nine Zero One salon cofounder Riawna Capri dubbed this haircut a “chill mullet” or “the chillet” for its laid-back look. “It’s a more modified and more fashion-forward version of the mullet,” she explained. “This haircut is for someone who is confident, who steps outside the box, and whose style is on the edgier side,” Capri noted. That pretty much sounds like an on-point definition of Miley Cyrus, doesn’t it?