Thursday, April 30, 2009
Jacobs begins his story with a description of the especially bushy beard he grew in his biblical pursuit. The inside flap of the book has side-by-side pictures of the author with and without beard. It reminds me of two pictures on display at my husband's grandmother's house of my husband's Uncle Donald, who had a picture made of him with a beard and mustache, then shaved and had another picture made without. The pictures were framed in a double frame and sent to his mother. I am not sure if she had been bugging him about shaving, or what. It seems, in fact, that Uncle Donald might be the type of person to embark on the same kind of journey that Jacobs did.