Misread the title as "Beard Down?" As in, "wearing your beard down?"
Clearly I should go to bed soon.
Perhaps an updo of one's beard may bring out a man's true inner diva.
There were several men who sported an updo of their beard in beard championships, especially those German men with their German beers and beards. Lots of wax and/or spray was needed. It must have been very uncomfortable sleeping without first washing out all that goop. Their poor wives.
The memory of God should be treasured in our hearts like the precious pearl mentioned in the Holy Gospel. Our life's goal should be to nurture and contemplate God always within, and never let it depart, for this steadfastness will drive demons away from us. - Paraphrased from St. Philotheus of Sinai
Writings from the Philokalia: On Prayer of the Heart,
Translated from the Russian by E. Kadloubovksy and G.E.H. Palmer, Faber and Faber, London, Boston, 1992 printing.