There were people who grew beards out of laziness and a dislike for razor blades. There were people who grew beards in search of the lumberjack look that just wasn’t complete with only the red plaid shirt. There were people who grew beards because within an hour after shaving, they already sported stubble. But Timothy grew his beard for none of those reasons. His beard was a signifier of status, of maturity, and of gravitas. It brought him one step closer to Abe Lincoln, and maybe even Moses.
In short, it made people believe him, no matter what he said.
Friday, April 01, 2011
Here I go again.