Today's Wonder of the World is...the Beard!
Flickr photo by free.to.be
I'll be honest with you, friends. I never considered beards to be much of a wonder until I saw the mustache/beard combo above at imadeyouabeard.etsy.com. After I got up off the floor and wiped the tears from my eyes, I saw facial hair in a brand new light.
Women get to do all sorts of nutty things to their hair: curl it, crimp it, perm it, straighten it, and roll it up in socks at night. Why should we get all the fun?
So men, you want a beard? You want to be creative? Go for it!
Flickr photo by RockLobster01
Just don't beard my cheek with your stubble, okey doke?
And keep it clean. We don't want you turning into Edward Lear.
You know good ole Edward, right?
He's the one who wrote
There was an Old Man with a beard,
Who said, 'It is just as I feared!
Two Owls and a Hen,
Four Larks and a Wren,
Have all built their nests in my beard!'
Maybe my Beard Anxiety Disorder (BAD) started way back with that Pat the Bunny book. Remember?
"Now you pat Daddy's scratchy face..."
But I don't want to pat Daddy's scratchy face. It freaks me out.
Or it could be that I was traumatized by this horror flick.
Yes, I know it was just a Disney movie. So what? I was a sensitive child.
Perhaps I've got a touch of pogonophobia, a fear of beards.
Maybe I'll try to desensitize myself. I'll make a list of perfectly nice people who sport hair on their faces.
Like my boyfriend Abe!
Flickr photo by TENEBRINI
I'm feeling better already!
And how about Santa Claus?
It looks like Baby Sarah loved Santa's beard.
Yey! Pogonophobia isn't genetic!
Da Vinci had a nice beard and a cool hat to go with it.
Flickr photo by cyb3rn0id
Vincent van Gogh's beard isn't bad looking.
And who could forget Professor Dumbledore's beard?
Flickr photo by philippstumpp
Or the one on Papa Smurf!
Flickr photo by falln angel
Of course his is white. He's 542 years old!
So are you feeling envious of all that hair?
Maybe you could grow some of your own.
Photo by Bart Hess
That's the work of artist Bart of lucyandbart.blogspot.com. Hop over for a visit, but prepare yourself! It's a little freaky!
If you prefer not to have your beard bubble up like a blue infection all over your face, maybe you should head to Etsy. (Get it? HEAD to Etsy? Ha ha.)
Where else but Etsy could you find wearable facial hair?
Of the scallop kind...
Flickr photo by imadeyouabeard.etsy.com
Or maybe you'd like yours more tightly knit.
Photo by freight.etsy.com
If you're a minimalist, maybe this one's for you.
Photo by lupin.etsy.com
So what are your thoughts on beards? Love them? Hate them? Do you want to build a nest in them?
Have a wonder-full Friday, y'all, and a fabulous weekend!