Mar 2, 2004

Things you can change

I once knew a man named John who had a big black beard and a deep tan. One day, in the middle of the summer, he shaved the beard leaving translucent white skin bare to the world.

Why? we asked. Why in the middle of summer? Why so rashly?

"Sometimes,” he said, "you just want to change something. You look at your own eyes in the mirror and just want to change something. And there’s nothing you can do. Nothing you can change. So I shaved my beard."