Oct 28 / Simcha

Purple Hair, Purple Heart (J. Schwartz)

Illustation: Holly Wales; NYTimes Magazine

I loved John Schwartz’s piece in today NYTimes Magazine (Purple Heart, 10.28.12).  I was impressed by his readiness to first process with his son the latter’s motivations for, and possible repercussions from, dyeing his hair purple, and to then fully support his son once he decided to go ahead with the plan.

Notice (and admire!) how this parent did not concern himself (for even a moment) with how his son’s actions might reflect on him, the parent.

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