Bill, aka the Crazy Clock Guy, aka Hey You (tallguy) wrote,
Bill, aka the Crazy Clock Guy, aka Hey You

I shaved off my beard this morning. That in itself isn't a big deal; I occasionally go clean-shaven for a week or so, usually because the dry skin underneath is itching like crazy. I have such a babyface without it (not to mention a chin that sort of morphs into my neck) that I usually can't wait to grow it back. Plus, if I have my head shaved as well, I look like Uncle Fester.

This time, it is an act of pennance. I realized yesterday that by constantly trimming and grooming my beard, I was giving in to vanity. To paraphrase Matthew 5:30, "And if your beard causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away."

I figure I will stay clean-shaven throughout Lent, and we'll take it from there. That will be nearly six weeks, the longest I've been without a beard in years.
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