All The Rage

Finally, I may be in step with a style trend, just this once.

Whenever a countercultural trend becomes a mainstream one, there is a natural tendency to look for deeper meaning. Do beards that call to mind Charles Manson suggest dissatisfaction with “the system”? Are broody beards, like the dark and somber mood of the fall fashion collections, physical manifestations of a melancholia in the air?

Not that I knew anything, or did anything that put me in step. Style has just caught up with me. Of course, styles will change soon enough, and I’ll appear out of step again. But if I wait long enough, it will come back around. Doing nothing has its advantages.