Monday, April 8, 2013

Da Beard

The modern man's love of the beard has perplexed me for a while now. Why anyone would want that much hair just hanging around on their face, especially Florida, was just beyond me. When the beards caught on at the gym, I was even more confused...so much sweat! So much grime!

Well tonight, I learned something. I was telling Wuzzup how, months in, I STILL don't recognize him with the beard. He responded..."Ya know...growing a beard's been a great experience. I can cut it back, grow it out...I trimmed just the top part and now it's fuller at the bottom...all kinds of stuff." And that's when I got it. His talking about his beard sounded almost like how I feel about my natural hair (about 2 weeks ago I cut off the last of my relaxed ends 18 months transitioning, baby!). All of a sudden you've got this new part of you that's been corralled for years, and it's released in its full glory and it's AWESOME. You're proud of it. You check it out when you walk past the mirror. It gets attention, positive and negative, surprise and inquiry.

I get the beards now.  

3 comments:

SavageKitsune said...

If you decide to grow a beard, you gotta give us a picture.

Can Sönmez said...

I've long been tempted to do something in terms of facial hair, but haven't because that would result in unhappy girlfriend. Might finally do Movember this year though, despite protestations. I've always wondered just how ridiculous a moustache I could grow, due to my Turkish genes. ;D

Also, the reason men like beards is simple: we want to pretend to be vikings.

Megan said...

Lol@ Savage...yeah...would totally like to avoid that one.

Do it Can! You could totally pull off a quality moustache.