A Love Letter to My Center Half

Pricey Middle Part,

By now, you in all probability understand how a lot I like you, and that I’d by no means go away you. Positive, I’d flip my hair to one side while it’s air-drying to offer my roots a little volume, however ultimately, I all the time come again to you. We’re a match made below the celebs, middle part. We go collectively like peanut butter and jelly, like sushi and wasabi, like sneakers and socks.

The primary time I noticed you, you have been on Jonathon Taylor Thomas’s head on the present “Residence Enchancment.” I instantly knew two issues: I used to be going to marry JTT, and I wanted a center half. On the time, I used to be the not-so-happy owner of bangs, so I knew it might be just a few years till I may put on you proudly. Within the meantime I noticed you in all of my superstar crushes: Rider Robust (Shawn from “Boy Meets World”), Erik Von Detten (Andy from “Brink”), and all three of the Hanson brothers (MMMbop, certainly).

By now, it is grow to be clear that though I’ll by no means marry Jonathon Taylor Thomas, I’m married to my center half, and we’ll be collectively it doesn’t matter what occurs. When the Gen-Z versus Millenial middle part vs side part debate got here up on TikTok final yr, though I am a Millennial, after all, I stood by your facet. With out you, there could be no slicked-back buns, no completely positioned money-piece highlights, and actually, no enjoyable. To at the present time, all of my favourite celebrities wear middle parts: Kim Kardashian, Hailey Bieber, and Jennifer Anniston have all discovered love with you, similar to I did.

From the day my bangs grew out and I may half my hair down the center, I by no means appeared again. You’ve got been with me for a very long time, and though we spent some years aside, nothing can really sever our bond. You give my hair quantity, you make my face extra symmetrical, and general, you make me infinitely extra enticing. The plain reality of it’s: you make me a greater particular person.

After all, there have been just a few years when our relationship was a little bit rocky. I used to be closely below the affect of LC from “Laguna Seaside,” and I discovered myself not solely rocking a facet half, but additionally a collection of thick headbands and side-swept bangs. Clearly, I used to be confused. Confused about life, confused about my future. Center half, you knew that if you happen to gave me house that I’d come again to you — and are available again I did.

Though I do know I’ve to share you with so many individuals — well-known and in any other case — that is a reality I’m prepared to simply accept. As a result of if you may make me, a woman with a larger-than-average brow and cowlicks, really feel assured and delightful, you are able to do something.

Endlessly yours,


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