So here it is, two days after Christmas, and I'm still sporting my Santa beard. Some parts of it are about 4 inches long - short by Duck Dynasty standards perhaps, but still far longer than what's considered fashionable.
I look in the mirror whenever I wander into the bathroom and wonder: To trim, or not to trim?
Do I let my Santa flag fly, perhaps even get longer and enter into Solzhenitsyn and Whitman territory? Or do I cut it back to a more socially acceptable length?
Long fits the Franciscan mold - at least the Capuchin/Franciscan Friars of the Renewal sort.
But I must also face teaching in school that emphasizes professionalism in practice and appearance.
Of a divided mind at the moment.
Pax et bonum