Tuesday, November 25, 2008
the beard and other forms of facial hair
ancient aztecs measured time by looking at the stars. ancient egyptians: the obelisk. here in belgium... we measure time by the beard.
for those of who who know cade best, you are aware that facial hair is nothing new. when i first met cade, he asked my opinion on facial hair. not knowing exactly how to answer that question, i gave the typical safe-dating answer and said, 'depends on the person'- (translation: i think that creepster who kidnapped elizabeth smart and osama bin laden both have beards- but i want to sound supportive...so i will just give an indirect answer). as time has passed, however, i have grown accustomed to cade's continual facial hair modifications. in all actuality, i think he looks very handsome with a beard and my favorite stage is his 'well groomed third week.'
cade packed a razor when he came to europe. honest. with the razor on the shelf, however, it wasn't long before a woman approached me at church one sunday and told me my husband 'has the most beautiful beard she's ever seen.' he did his best to keep it trimmed and tidy... but the 'well groomed third month' look is a little bit harder to maintain.
thus began the detraction of cade.
fearing the world would find his head comparably small after shaving off his 3 inch beard, cade decided to make the change in stages.
the 'low cut' look
the hulk hogan
the yosemite sam
and finally... the clean shaven cade we have all seen at least once in our lives.
perhaps my favorite part of 'the stages' was the everyday life that was going on at the same time. for example, the yosemite sam stage fell on a sunday- which meant that half the ward called cade pancho villa and the other half thought we were from snowville.
i was supportive of cade throughout all of these stages...
at least i was supportive most of the time.
for those of you who may be wondering why you just read an entire post on facial hair and are slightly disgusted by how entertained cade and i are with the subject, i am just going to guess you probably live with luxuries like: a tv, movie rental store, cafe rio and friends who live closer than 3 metro stops away. we have none of the stated items. which ultimately led to this...
'when you judge someone, you have no time to love them' - mother theresa
in conclusion, cade's beard is already on the rebound. turns out our bosses at work loved his beard and tell him to grow it back almost every day. whatever the look, i still find cade to be dead sexy.