Notepad on Life

January 30, 2010

When personal grooming becomes agriculture

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My beard is just over a month old and starting to take on the labrynthine qualities of an Arabian souk.

I was within a whiske second or so of leaving the house yesterday with a glob of honey glinting in its midst like an amber stone in a thicket.

This appalled me. One notch down from the bearded smoker with ochre fur around his lips, is the tramp whose facial hair tells the story of his eating habits for the last three days.

As I frantically scraped the honey from my face and looked around for other offending items, it occurred to me that there is a fine boundary separating grooming from farming, the latter a mix of crop cultivation and the husbandry of a small, furry animal.

And I’ve just crossed it.

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