I am nearly one month in on my dreadhead journey, and this time around, the dreads look better. I’m not nearly as neurotic about making these dreads looking tight or neat. The purpose of and history of dreadlocks is the denial of your ego, as well as the societal contraints of beauty. Dreadlocks are meant to have loops, bumps, loose hairs, loose roots – in the end, it all figures itself out anyway.
I had to learn to love the imperfections that were in my hair, but this lesson stems far beyond just hair. It made me realize that life itself is imperfect, and we have to just go along with all the loops, bumps, loose ends, messy beginnings and just let life be. In the end, it too will sort itself out. So much energy is wasted towards subjective perfection that in many cases, can never be achieved. If we all can accept what is, appreciate what we have (good or bad), and focus less on the journey for perfection, we can focus more of our energies to the path of happiness.