26 February 2009

Walking beard

Like it or not, the decision to grow a beard “is too powerful to be strictly conscious,” writes Allan Peterkin in One Thousand Beards.

…these decisions are based on notions of sex, death, aggression, rebellion, narcissism, damaged self-esteem, fetishism, and gender anxiety, and unconcisous conflicts of the oral, anal, genital, Oedipal, and even vaginal varieties.
Basically, you’re not really driving your beard. Your subconscious is.

Walking on a Beard
via Bee Combs
One Thousand Beards on Amazon