Wednesday, November 27, 2013

School Year Beard...It's going to be a thing!

This picture was taken on Halloween, 11 weeks of growth at that point
Since the Red Sox won the World Series I have been asked when I am shaving. Each time I have to explain that my beard is a school year beard. The beard began to grow the first day of school and other than cleaning it up from time to time I have not shaved. The idea I had was to make the beginning and end of a season of life. As a teacher the school year can be long, arduous and frustrating, so to mark the end of the year I will have a big beard that will be shaved off. This will mark the next season of life...summer and then when august 20something roles around I will shave for the last time again.

This idea of marking a season of life is nothing new, we all have ways that we look at our life and break it up, whether it is by our jobs, relationships, family and so forth. This can even be shown back to biblical times. As you read in the bible it talks about how there are times for different thing. It says in Ecclesiastes 3:

A Time for Everything

For everything there is a season, and la time for every matter under heaven:
a time to be born, and a time to mdie;
a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted;
a time to kill, and a time to heal;
a time to break down, and a time to build up;
a time to nweep, and a time to laugh;
a time to mourn, and a time to odance;
a time to pcast away stones, and a time to qgather stones together;
a time to embrace, and a time to rrefrain from embracing;
a time to seek, and a time to slose;
a time to keep, and a time to tcast away;
a time to utear, and a time to sew;
a time to vkeep silence, and a time to speak;
a time to love, and a time to whate;
a time for war, and a time for peace.

For me, my beard is going to mark that season of life. The school year beard, its going to be a thing.

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