Hip Facial Hair

March 15, 2011 § 1 Comment

The only time I wish, which is not a lot, to be a man is so that I grow a mean beard. I use to cringe at the thought of beards, but over the years I have found them to be quite endearing. Yes, endearing.

William Fitzsimmons was the bearded man that began my adoration. He is a wonderful songwriter. He develops these beautiful images that are created by finger picking, which he weaves within breathy melodies. Stream his new record on Paste. Bird of Winter Prey is one of my favorites.

William Fitzsimmon's new album cover.

The Mast Brothers are known for their handcrafted chocolate bars. They are involved in the process of selecting cacao beans to hand wrapping the bars with old book pages. Their desire to create a unique taste for each bar motivates them to be so involved in each process of making chocolate. It is like “old Mark Twain stories of adventure and childlike curiosity. A sort of independence and freedom, that fierceness independence, almost Emersonian spirit” experience in your mouth.

I can see how one can be persuaded to have a beard considering all  these reasons, but most importantly it should be full of love.

Beard Full of Love

*Post update – In lieu of March Madness, I thought this chart was pretty funny and perfect for this post.

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